When I go walking,
I hear them talking all over town
They say I’m gone, I’ve lost my mind
Well maybe I have,
and maybe that’s the point now
I’m building a big red boat,
building a big red boat,
with full intentions to set sail,
and one day I’ll leave this all behind
With your help I’m certain,
with your help I’m certain not to fail

Tell me, are you still with me?
Remember, this was our great plan?
We’d build a boat, and sail away
We’d leave them all back on dry land
I’m building a big red boat,
been building a big red boat,
between my meetings and at night
I’m tired, but I stay inspired,
listening to the Beach Boys tape
you made for me when we were nine

Darling, you seem uneasy
I know this is a tad bizarre,
but out here on the plains of Nebraska,
I swear I smell the ocean, can you,
every time you look up to the stars?
I’m building a big red boat,
in my back yard building a big red boat
No one can tell me what to do
Send doctors, send preachers, send lawyers,
they have their boats to build,
this boat’s a boat that’s built for two

I’m building a big red boat,
in my back yard building a big red boat,
with full intentions to set sail,
and one day I’ll leave this all behind,
one day, before I lose my mind
Meet me when you’re ready
Meet me when you’ve lost your head
Meet me, I’ll be waiting
Meet me by the water’s edge


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    General CommentFrom greyeyeglances.com:
    "Big Red Boat has been a fan favorite ever since GEG started playing it live sometime around 1998.
    It is about a woman who made a promise to her friend that she would build a big red boat in her back yard and if things ever got really bad they would sail away on it."

    Big Red Boat is an anthem for anybody who's been stuck in a rut. Let the neighbors think what they want; it's better to go a little crazy than to let life beat you down. Of course, it's easier if you have somebody to share your delusion with...
    zutluvipon April 04, 2006   Link

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