"Liberty Ship" as written by and Lee Mavers....
I am the toiler the old ship slave
I stoke the fire that keep you brave
And this I give for all mankind
Sail away on an ocean wave

I am the voyager of the ocean grey
I wayfarer see fairway
And this I give for all mankind
Sail away on an ocean wave

I am the sailor, the ocean slave
Fill your sail with the breath I gave
And this I give for all mankind
Sail away on an ocean wave

I am the captain of the love brigade
With every breath I am your slave
And this I gave for all mankind
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on the airwaves
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on the airwaves
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on the airwaves
Sail away on an ocean wave
Sail away on an ocean wave


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"Liberty Ship" as written by Lee Mavers

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    My InterpretationMost literally: the singer gives breath that fills sails, fosters love and bravery. She can feel possessed by her audience. The poet is farsighted, tender of flames, holds a gift for mankind. Good ones are voyagers and navigators. Both performer and audience are at sea. Music is rhythmic - the ocean, waves, sailing are common tropes.

    Yet somehow I don't quite believe these literal conceits were in the writer's mind. It seems easier to imagine this as a kind of dreamlike narrative with a literal protagonist locked in a winning struggle against human and natural elements.
    featurelesson June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really love this one
    daisyhon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsail away on the airwaves
    Let the music i make, take you away, make you brave.
    pton November 14, 2007   Link

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