The ship is sinking fast - afraid it's with a broken mast
the children watch in awe off the beach of Saginaw.

the sunlight off the lake - cast the smiles we have to fake.
there's an endless move into which our teardrops flow

They say this is what happens.
They say this is what happens.

Once a new machine, the engine clogged with poison steam.
The frightened children, oh, we had to give up long ago.

We tried to draw the sea for our memories, dearly serene.
Cause the ship won't rise again: it was made and sank in Michigan.

They say this is what happens.
They say this is what happens.
They say this is what happens.
They say this is what happens.


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    General Comment*The ship is sinking fast - a freighter with a broken mast
    the children watch in awe off the beach on Mackinac

    *the sunlight off the lake - cast the smiles we have to fake.
    there's an endless blue below into which our teardrops flow

    *Once a new machine, the engine clogged with poison steam.
    The frightened children know, we had to give up long ago.

    *We tried to draw the scene, for our memories' tv screens
    Cause the ship won't rise again: it was made and sank in Michigan.
    AnnDriscollon October 24, 2009   Link

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