VISIT Have Gun Will Travel
EMAIL Have Gun Will Travel

LAND OF THE LIVING

Written by: Matthew Burke

Sleepy town, nestled by the ocean
There’s a welcome sign on every door
Years from now a tidal wave will come along
and place it on the ocean floor

Take me down, down by the water
We can build a fire by the shore
We belong to the land of the living
but we don’t want to live there anymore

Let’s organize a proper expedition
We can set out for a new frontier
Chart a course, tracking our position
as we watch the living disappear

Follow me down to the harbor
We can launch our voyage and explore
We belong to the land of the living
but we don’t want to live there anymore

Set the sails, follow that horizon
as we leave the living in our wake
You can be Ferdinand Magellan
and I will be Sir Francis Drake

Let’s embark on a brand new adventure
Boldly go where no one’s gone before
We belong to the land of the living
but we don’t want to live there anymore
We’ll implement our own constitution
upon a far and distant shore
We belong to the land of the living
but we don’t want to live there anymore

Writer, lyrics & music: Matthew Burke

Performed by Have Gun Will Travel: Matt Burke (voice, acoustic guitar), Daniel Burke (stand-up bass), JP Beaubien (drums), Joshua Hernandez (viola)

From Postcards from the Friendly City

© & (p) Mile-Wide Flavor (ASCAP)