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Words and Music: Matthew Bean
© 2017 Matthew Bean (ASCAP)


Headed for a landing somewhere in the
Pacific Ocean
Broke through the clouds and saw the
green atoll
Half drowned ship clinging to the reef
With the bones the sea hadn’t dissolved
Not the best sign
But we had nowhere to go

I broke the wings on touchdown rather
Snapped clean off right as we hit the
Watched a wing sink into the reef
As we came to a stop
Flipped on the radio
With my shaking hands

Hello there
Is anyone listening?
Hello there
Can you hear my call?
I said mayday
We’re not gonna make the next check
But we’re breathing
And feeling rather small

Maps and blood seemed to cover the
entire backseat
At least what was left of a plane that
split in two
Salt water’s only good for washing the
Out of these fresh cuts
Gonna need something else
To heal our wounds

Noticed all the birds and the trees and
the crabs around me
Thinking for a second someone could
live here
Last time I checked we didn’t even know
Half the world around us
So I started walking
And began to yell

Hello there
Is anyone listening?
Hello there
Can you hear my call?
I said mayday
We crashed here on your island
But we’re breathing
And like to get home

Hammered on the short wave to nothing
but static
Drifted to sleep with the waves and reef
and white noise
I was up high gazing at the colors
Of endless expanding water
No place to crash
Nothing to avoid

Awoke right as Freddy went to sleep for
Made me kinda jealous that I was just a
little dazed
I guess I could look at this
As a permanent vacation
But I gotta survive
So one more time I’ll say

Hello there
Is anyone listening?
Hello there
Can you hear my call?
I said mayday
I’m not gonna make the next checkpoint
But I’m breathing
And feeling rather small

A little housewife with a hobby in a
Texas basement
Heard something new and called the
Lost my signal
Never found it again they said
Don’t you think that’s more than a little


from High as the Stars, released August 9, 2017
guitars & bass: bean
electric piano & vox: weber
drums, perc & vox: wildman



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