Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.
Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.

They’re going down, all the people, everywhere you look,
I’ll reiterate, repeat my phrase, like it’s a solid hook,
They’re going down, all the people, everywhere you look,
you’ve heard it twice, now my advice, is to pick up a book.
You’ll learn more from what is read than you will learn from what is said,
for everything you read to write down someone felt the need.
It’s just wisdom from a writer so your future can be brighter,
and to you I will tip my glass while of myself I’ll make a fool,
if I had used a curse it would have made my petty verse, so cool!
But cool lingers in the air of places long abandoned,
while poetry is dear to me and thus my fate is handed.
Yet all around are Johnny’s clowns who drown themselves in hopeless sounds,
and here we are, we won’t get far, our ship will sink under the stars.

Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.
Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.

Their ship sunk down, down, down, down deep,
it made no, sound, sound, sound, no peep,
when silence came around to creep,
the seven sisters went to sleep!

Noise in a form that meant something was lost,
the price of this loss will they soon see the cost?
I guess not, it’s been lost in the oncoming frost
and the efforts and exhaust, of all hope has been tossed.
Let’s honor seven sisters with but seven words of praise,
and it goes as follows, “sisters we will not forget your days.”
Remember Buddy, Bob, and Paul, and John, the rest, and all,
and from the poop deck of the shipwreck we intend to swim and crawl.
Like prisoners in planned escapes let’s make our break and seal our fate,
and try to fly like birds so high up in the sky until we die.
Until we die!

Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.
Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.

Three will try to make sense, only one will yet succeed,
the other four will listen, to comprehend they’ll see no need.
It’s just sound for no meaning, it’s just noise for no reason,
it’s just a song for the moment, it’s just a voice for the pleasing.
I’m teasing, but it’s freezing, grab my sweater from the breezeway,
I am prying, sighing, crying, trying to acquire leeway.
Give me your hand like a guru lends advice,
and if twice is not enough then by all means I’ll beg you thrice!
Please, please, please, do you hear my sorrowed pleas?
I’m begging you to get me through this nightmare here with ease.
Write a rhyme and give it time for the meaning to sink in,
and when it does will it be enough for the thinking men to sing?
As a broken puzzle I will lie in pieces on the floor,
Like the raven I’m not brazen, I’m in a daze of nevermore.
Knock, knock, knock, I think someone’s at the door,
what’s in store I am not sure but it must be better than before.
Mayday, mayday, mayday, this here ship’s about to sink,
but before it does let’s try, we must, to stop, stand still, and think.

We must stop, stand still, and think,
we must stop, stand still, and think,
we must stop, stand still, and think
before we flop, set sail, and sink.

Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.
Seven Sisters sunk their ship last summer
As the sun set to the beat of the drummer.

They’re going down, all the people, everywhere you look,
I’ll reiterate, repeat my phrase, like it’s a solid hook,
They’re going down, all the people, everywhere you look,
you’ve heard it twice, now my advice, is to pick up a book.
Mayday, mayday, mayday, this here ship’s about to sink,
but before it does let’s try, we must, to stop, stand still, and think.

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