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Everettsville: Music

"Hope & Anchor"

(Don Everett Pearce)
Stray dog on the bank of the river
Streetcar with weeds in it’s wheels
The sugar factory stands abandoned
Amanda knows just how that feels

With nobody but the ghosts of old longshoremen
Amanda walks along the crumbling docks
Trying to forget about her old man
10 years wrecked on the rocks

Storms will try to sink you
and pirates sing so sweet
Grab for hope & anchor
and get back on your feet

Amanda works the mornings as a waitress
at a diner on the corner close to home
Her life’s a little rough around the edges
It’s the first time she’s been on her own

She’s moved in with a kid from California
He’s got dreadlocks and a British motorbike
He builds his own guitars down in the basement
Reminds her what she wanted from life

Storms will try to sink you
and pirates sing so sweet
Grab for hope & anchor
and get back on your feet

When she opens up those iron-shuttered windows
and touches up the empty, rusted shelves
She’ll look back on this silly little crisis
As the year she learned to trust herself

Storms will try to sink you
and pirates sing so sweet
Grab for hope & anchor
and get back on your feet