Wreck of the Fallible

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Oh the broken the lowly and the poor
Were gathered and loaded at the shore
To cast off beggar, thief and whore
To a lonely road

This mother her situation grim
Held her child close and leaning in
Was praying dear father I have sinned
So the boy, he must go

They say, "O…"
Why have we been rejected by our own…
Was it wrong to expect that in their darkest hours
You were ever really there at all…?
But when the bell tolls
On that gray morn...
Would you cut your ties and run?
Here's to the wreck of the fallible

Oh the rudderless travel where they will
For seven generations in the swill
To eat but never to be filled
Just remain afloat

And battered, arriving at the spot
Awakened after years of being lost
These men they're not worried what it cost
They just dive down below

They say, "O…"
Why have we been rejected by our own…
Was it wrong to expect that in their darkest hours
Were you ever really there at all?
But when the bell tolls
On that gray morn...
Would you cut your ties and run?
Here's to the wreck of the fallible

Just stay another couple of days
Floating all alone among the waves
And stowing what others throw away
For the few you could save

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from Darkest Hours, released January 14, 2014
Songwriter: Dan Bowman

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Fox and the Bird Dallas, Texas

Fox and the Bird is a folk-pop band hailing from Dallas, TX with gang vocals and layered harmonies. The band is a choral collective that's seen a rotating cast of 15 songwriters & members since they hit the scene in 2008. They continue to produce and self-release its albums, touring from time to time and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets. ... more

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