the crane takes flight lyrics – ted leo & the pharmacists

oceans lay between us and the things we think we need
but i’ve known many who would gladly swim to get to where you are
always more together than the ones you think are better off
but darling, no one’s made it half as far

and it’s so hard and i know how hard
and i know how hard to pursue
when you just ain’t breaking through
but don’t you let them tell you that you’re wrong

you’re either thinning like the fog upon a marshy tidal bog
as the crane takes flight and she sings her silent song
or spinning like a hurricane, they’ve not yet used your name
and i’m left wondering why is it taking so long?

and it’s so hard and i know how hard
and i know how hard to pursue
when you just ain’t breaking through
but don’t you let them tell you that you’re wrong

moving around in the sp*ce that you’ve found
to be finally fit for you
and you’re strong at the helm but you’re still overwhelmed
by all the painting left to do

everything’s calm in the half-light of dawn
but the morning will bring no peace
’cause you’ll never be done with the work you’ve begun
even in moments of relief

grappling with time and the mercury line
as the afternoon sun gets hot
and you’ll always be far from the things that you are
’cause there’s so much that you’re not

so move it around, check your depth with a sounding
your map reference against the stars
and your work and your home, like your clothes, are your own
like your skin and like your scars

i told you they’ve had power all along
so don’t you let you tell you that you’re wrong

/ ted leo the pharmacists lyrics