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➡ For the 2017 documentary see May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers

"May It Last" (briefly known as "There is a Sea") is a song by The Avett Brothers that appears on their 2016 album True Sadness. The song premiered on the albums' debut on NPR's First Listen on June 20, 2016.


LyricsEdit

There is a sea and I am a captain
Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
There is a key and there is a lie
Here's to times that I catch it
May it last through the night

I'm as low as they come
I'm what shouldn't be done
Filthy and lost
Still up for trying
You're the one reason why
I look up and smile
Wishing for love
And I'm ready to forge ahead

There is a sea and I am a captain
Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
There is a key and there is a lie
Here's to times that I catch it
May it last through the night

Dark thoughts are hidden
Masked in the shadows
Times they get strange
Colors are flown
Where I will fit in
Kind in our armor
Traveling fast
The judgement is past
Now it's time to go home

There is a sea and I am a captain
Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
There is a key and there is a lie
Here's to times that I catch it
May it last through the night

When the engine won't turn
When the fire won't burn
Like it did when we felt it
Deep in our hearts
Untie the rudder
Guide them away
Take me I'll serve you
Take me I'll serve

There is a sea and I am a captain
Of something unknown, waves high as mountains
There is a key and there is a lie
Here's to times that I catch it
May it last through the night

True Sadness tracksEdit

TS


9. "Fisher Road to Hollywood"
10. "Victims of Life"
11. "Divorce Separation Blues"
12. "May It Last"
Deluxe editions:
13. "I Wish I Was" (Full band) (Target)
14. "Rejects in the Attic" (Target exclusive)