Monday, May 31, 2010

Six Months in a Leaky Boat

"There's a wind in my sails, will protect and prevail
I just spent six months in a leaky boat..."


Let the spirits of my German great-grandfather (August Hoche -- the Communist who left Germany and worked in the coal mines of America) and my East Texas grandfather (the traveling salesman) guide me and protect me. Please, please, please be with me now and protect me. No one else will. I've got no one else. I beg both of you to help me.


When I was a young boy I wanted to sail 'round the world
That's the life for me, living on the sea
Spirit of a sailor circumnavigates the globe
The lust of a pioneer will acknowledge no frontier

I remember you by thunderclap in the sky
Lightning flash, tempers flare, 'round the Horn if you dare
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Lucky just to keep afloat

Aotearoa, rugged individual glisten like a pearl
At the bottom of the world
The tyranny of distance didn't stop the cavalier
So why should it stop me? I'll conquer and stay free

Ah come on all you lads, let's forget and forgive
There's a world to explore
Tales to tell back on shore
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Shipwrecked love can be cruel
Don't be fooled by her kind
There's a wind in my sails, will protect and prevail
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Nothing to a leaky boat...


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