one, two, three, four.

it's safe to say that there's trouble ahead.
well, it's good to know that it's coming.
it doesn't take much searchin', friend, to know that there's nothing
but a life of feeling like you're all alone in a mansion with wolves at the door
and no blue birds flying

and I can pray for you
like you're all out of God.
and I can keep on thinking things that are rosy enough
to go on forever with a smile and a thought
that if you're gonna go
we can just get on and ride off
for I know now that the train doesn't always stop for you when you want it to

and you can keep on singing
"my ship's comin' in"
little darlin' 'til you're blue
and just like trains don't always stop
your boat may never drop
and forever on the ocean you will ride
never to dream of me

don't ever dream of me

maybe on some winter's day
i'll let you know I love you more than words can say
then happily I'll go to the grave
with nothing that a little prayer to the Lord can't save
for I've been doing wrong
for so long

goodbye, farewell.
This is your song
I'm sorry this wasn't better hummed
But I've thrown away all of my good ones
Yes, I've thrown away all of my good ones

And you can keep on singing
"My ship's comin' in"
Little darlin' 'till you're blue
And just like trains don't always stop
Your boat may never drop
And forever on the ocean you will ride
Never to dream of me

Don't ever dream of me


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    General Commenti guess this song is about life and love not always going your way.

    "And you can keep on singing
    "My ship's comin' in"
    Little darlin' 'till you're blue
    And just like trains don't always stop
    Your boat may never drop
    And forever on the ocean you will ride
    Never to dream of me"

    that kind of makes me think of some clichéd movie where the hero is leaving town and in the process, leaving behind his love. he tries to explain to her that she will not always get what she wishes for 'your boat may never drop' but in the end he leaves, defeated, 'and forever on the ocean you will ride/never to dream of me'.

    a beautiful song.
    i can't believe there's no comments on any of their songs.
    vulgaron February 14, 2007   Link

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