The Dream of Brendan the Navigator

from Navigator by The Throats

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Suburban kid falls asleep, intercepts St. Brendan's dream, writes a song about it.

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As the hurricane comes closer
You take position on the coast
Invitations sent to many
Once again, no one shows up but your ghost

As the surf begins to pound
Flags are raised up on the pier
Warnings were sent out for nothing
No one even tried to get near

Maybe in the sump you'll find the bones of an alligator
Maybe in your night you'll come across the dream of Brendan the Navigator

As the clouds begin to swirl
And the shore is beaten back
You can see the eye is near
But it's quickly growing black

Now the hurricane surrounds you
Your boat is anchored in the sand
You awaken to a silence
That you try to understand

Maybe in the sump you'll find the bones of an alligator
Maybe in your night you'll come across the dream of Brendan the Navigator

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from Navigator, released October 1, 1999
Words and music by Michael O'Shaughnessy

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Sleeping Brothers Records Portland, Oregon

Semi-fictional netlabel reissuing homemade albums from the catalog of Long Island's 90s tape label Big Casserole Records as well as releasing new music from same old guys & gals. Check out the hiss! NY/OR/CA.

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