"Six months in a leaky boat" as written by and Nigel Griggs Eddie Rayner....
When I was a young girl
I wanted to sail around 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 crash, tempers flare,
'round the hope if you dare

I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Aotearoa, rugged individual
Glisten like a pearl
At the bottom of the world
The tyranny of distance

Couldn't stop the cavalier
So why should it stop me
I'll conquer and stay free
Oh come on all you boys

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

Ship-wrecked love can be cruel
Don't be fooled by her kind
There's a wind in my sails
To protect and prevail

I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat


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"Six Months in a Leaky Boat" as written by Neil Finn Tim Finn

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    General Commentin the lyrics, instead of 'round the horn if you dare' i put 'round the hope if you dare' as i am pretty sure that it is referring to the cape of good hope (south africa) which is renowned by sailors for its lack of wind. if a ship were to make the trip to say nz or australia, they would probably be going from europe and they would go past the cape. they would spend weeks just drifting around. so you would have to be a bit crazy if you were a sailor to go anywhere near the cape. plus why would you round the horn???
    correct me if im wrong :)
    soozibon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, soozib.

    This is a fantastic cover though, I love it!
    miss_deppon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyer its great
    Billahon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood song. i love the vocals in this band with the music that they use.
    **music*lover**on April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song!
    *nemelcy*on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsoozib, I think it's actually "round the horn"; referring to Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. It is renowned for its storms and dangerous seas, which makes more sense in terms of "if you dare". Now that you can go through Panama Canal, taking the route around the continent is both incredibly foolhardy and quite an achievement, coloquially referred to among sailors as "going round the horn".

    Also, that's what it sounds more like to me ;)
    josie164on June 27, 2007   Link

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