Sinking Feeling

shiftless are the locks
pointless are the keys
and there’s no sure passage
just the darkest blue seas

breathless are the sails
empty are the nets
just a sinking feeling
and the deepest regrets

the rain that trickles
down the window pane
the sun that never seems to set
the polished surface
never shows the strain
and you haven’t even hit the bottom yet

twisted up in knots
lost without a sound
you tried to keep your ahead above
you might as well have drowned

the rain that trickles
down the window pane
the sun that never seems to set
the polished surface
never shows the strain
and you haven’t even hit the bottom yet
that sinking feeling

though you’ve crossed a million times
still you’re stretched out at the rail
you stare down at the waves retreating
balancing the scale

the rain that trickles
down the window pane
the sun that never seems to set
the polished surface
never shows the strain
and you haven’t even hit the bottom yet
that sinking feeling

© 1991 Jessie Jacobson

Jessie Jacobson: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboard, Drum Programming
Dan Nolton: Guitars
Katriina Huotari: Keyboards
Brian Bielski: Drum Programming
-with-
Ken Jordan: additional Drum Programming

Produced by Jessie Jacobson
Mixed by Ken Jordan & Jessie Jacobson
Recorded on AKAI analog 12-track 1991.