week thirteen: if our bodies also rise

if our bodies also rise

our house in a lowland
lost to the ocean
on the northern coast
when the waters rose

we can't stay you said
so i drove us to lena's
the baby comes tomorrow

lena put both of her hands on your belly
it's happened before
she said it's happened before

sometimes the waters rise
and it sounds like oh 

then she was born wild and warm
with her hands in her mouth
looking around

lena said all of our bodies begin
as something that floats
as someone you know

sometimes the waters rise
and it sounds like oh

sometimes the waters rise
like they're doing now

and if you're not listening
you're bound to drown

sometimes the waters rise
like they are tonight
and if our bodies also rise
i hope it sounds like oh