The Anchor

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tethered to an anchor
on a rode much too short
with all the world’s treasures aboard
and we’re drifting slowly farther from the shore

the old man takes the helm
his heart hunts but one prize
to keep safe his cargo
whether his ship, whether his soul shall be the price

Cut the line while there’s time
the captain desperately cried
as he stared intothe deep’s dead blue eyes
nary a care for his own life
wheel gripped knuckles white
he steered headlong into night

Hold on!

tempests won’t dare slow
and damn the torpedoes
risking life, limb and ship, risking all
justto bring the child safely home
once again


from Year of the Flood, released July 12, 2015
Recorded at Empire Sound Studio by Alex Gerst

Guitar/Vocals: Rob Owens
Drums: Kevin McNeil
Guitar/Lead Vocals: Matthew Lane
Bass: Mark Vankirk

Music written by Red Admirals
Words written by Matthew Lane
Copyright 2015 Red Admirals. All Rights Reserved.


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Red Admirals Dallas, Texas

The Red Admirals play post-punk indie rock in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton. Brendan McGeehan on bass, Matthew Lane on guitar and vocals, Kevin McNeil on drums, and Rob Owens on guitar.

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