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Hamilton Leithauser – Cross-Sound Ferry (Walk-On Ticket) Lyrics

Cross-Sound Ferry (Walk-On Ticket) By Hamilton Leithauser

John, I missed you, where ya been?
The boys been askin’ about you again
They went out smokin’ on the outer deck
In just a moment they’ll all come runnin’ back

In the winter traffic’s thinner
They run the boats but they’re few and far between
Oh, see New London Harbor sparklin’
Well, that’s goodbye ’cause me and the guys are
Ridin’ right back to Greenport, New York

Oh, we’re rumbling with the thunderheads
Rollin’ on the summer swells
I had enough of my land life
Well, I’ll tell you all about it

I would know you anywhere
I would know you anywhere
Ridin’ round the carousel
Eyeballs wheeling in your skull

Rollin’ on the summer swells
Rumblin’ with the thunderheads
“The morning crowds, they came and went”

But I don’t hear ’em anymore
But I don’t hear ’em anymore
Bodies come and bodies go

Well, my daughters, they have grown
And the rooms are large at home
I wish the days never end
I wish the days never end

I’m apin’ the captain’s recorded voice
Tappin’ a tune on my corduroys
Somethin’ to jack up the background noise
Somethin’ to jack up the background noise”

I would know you anywhere
I would know you anywhere