"Watching The Ships Roll In" as written by and Luke Pritchard....
Watching the ships roll in
Hoping that I will still be his friend
In the morning
Watching those ships roll by
Wishing that I could move this earth
If I could
For you I would do

I've got nothing to say
I've got nothing to lay at your feet
I just keep hoping
Hope that you will be the man
That I couldn't be

Still watching the oceans move
If only I could show you my soul
And places I've been

Watching the ocean come
And little girls playing in the sand as I walk
Longing to listen to you talk

But I've got nothing to say
And I've got nothing to lay at your feet
I just keep hoping
Hope that you will be the man
That I couldn't be

I've got nothing to say
And I've got nothing to lay at your feet
I just keep hoping
Hope that you will be the man
That I couldn't be


Lyrics submitted by lizybeth4

"Watching the Ships Roll In [*]" as written by Luke Pritchard

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about Max.
    lizybeth4on June 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh wow good point it def does
    Itskenziebabeon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow. this song is amazing.
    i cant believe it doesnt have more comments.
    i think it could be about max =]
    wow. luke
    Q-U-A-C-K-Kon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song
    Really very good
    no code88on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPretty amazing for a b-side. I remember when I spent 2 weeks at my grandpa's I almost spent everyday sitting on french creek beach where there is a harbour beside it and I listened to this song and it fit the environment perfectly. It inspired a couple of my drawings
    DJgifon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat happened with Max?
    He was the bass player right?
    binnieon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalthough i understand how it could be about max (and it probably is)i also like the whole notion of the song for once not being about a relationship. it can be a friend song in a broad sense not just about max.
    also the song has this feel, as if the singer feels as if he has done him wrong in some way, it sounds like a bit of an apology (maybe a sorry for not being able to hold him up? )
    i really dislike the way the last line is sung though...sounds off.
    other than that gorgeous song.
    Alice.on January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is from a man who is dying, talking to his baby son!

    "Hoping that i will still be his friend in the morning" he's hoping he has more time to spend with his son before he passes.

    "I just keep hoping, hoping, you will be the man,
    That I couldnt be" he's hoping his son will grow old, and do all the things he wants to do in life, unlike his father who didn't have time!

    " longing to listen to you talk" he wants to watch his son grow up, and hear him speak his first words, knowing that he cant!

    i think this song is really sad, but i think it's amazing too :)
    MrNewmanon July 10, 2011   Link

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