Better be gone
It's half past eleven now
Get onto the deck
You better get on
It's half past eleven now
Fairly well, we can tell
Nothing but moving will do
And it will be alright

Hey, hey, hey, the night is waiting for you
Take a picture of the silver moon
Oh, oh, oh, she will be shining for you
On your journey home

Better be gone
So find your pocket watch
And all of your hope now
The hour is long
Before I try to say too much
Fair thee well 'cause we can tell
Nothing but courage will do
And it will be alright

Set your sails upon
The mighty winds of May
Set your sails upon the hope
Of June
Set your sails upon the air of
Warm July
Set your course for Heaven's shore

Lyrics submitted by naiveSimon86

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    General CommentI think that this is an encouraging song to help us in the Christian mission. The beginning is tell ing us to get off our butts and work harder in our mission. The silver moon shining for us could be the holy spirit, and the night might be the dark world we're supposed to "sail" into. The chorus is telling us to be optimistic and put our hope in heaven ultimately (which is crucial if we want to spread the word). That's my theory of this great song, and it seems to make a lot of sense. And it's very encouraging too.
    Lampala1203on April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Lampala, but I think the first verse exclusively talks about those eleventh hour workers, saying "Don't miss the boat!" The parable to which it refers teaches us that the reward for those is the same as those who have been working all along. Surely, it's better to do something even if it is little than to do nothing at all in the service of the Lord because the reward is the same.
    rocknrollgirl47on September 19, 2011   Link

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