"BOTE" as written by Justin Andrew Harris, Daniel Frederic Seim and Brent Knopf....
Oh sea legs please don't fail me now
I pray lord please help me right
This ship today
Cause I can't take much more
Of this strain on my battered hull.

I thought I was tough
I thought I was strong
Thought I could handle anyone who came along

Thought the worth of a boat
in how well it floats
And this old boat won't float for long with all these holes

So I grab both sides with iron will
It's fit for war but weighs too much and starts to fill

Now I'm clutching the sides as long as I can
It's much too cold to swim
And much too deep to stand.

When I started off down this path
I was well aware of the facts
And despite the proof I have vowed to choose
I continue bearing these (?)

I thought I was quick
as smart as a whip
I guess I met my match
But stiffen up, my lip.

My wit's getting weak
The sea's on the rise
And here I sit exposed
atop the lying side

I thought I was tough
I thought I was strong
But I can't stay aboard this sinking ship for long

I thought I was quick
Smart as a whip
I guess I met my match this time
I'll take my leave.

And when (?) comes to shore
And I feel like enough's enough
And despite the shit-storm that's pounding my home
I walk outside and set off.

Oh sea legs please don't fail me now
Oh sea legs please don't fail me now


Lyrics submitted by Hampers, edited by Mechanical Bird

"Bote" as written by Daniel Frederic Seim Brent Knopf

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  • +1
    General Comment"And when (?) comes to shore"

    Should be:
    "And when push comes to shove"

    I could see how you made that mistake though.
    lemcotton June 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But the worth of a boat'S IN how well it floats."

    "I was well aware of all the facts / And despite the proof I have now to choose"

    Maybe "I continue bearing this lack"? That line's really tough.

    Maybe "And here I sit exposed to the tide, Old Ironsides"?

    "And when push ALWAYS comes to shove."

    "I walk outside an put on"? It's not "set off".
    digitauxon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBOTE = "Back-of-the-envelope"? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    It kind of fits thematically.

    I thought it was just a stupid mispelling of "Boat" until I saw "INTIL" meant something.
    digitauxon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo I *clad* both sides with iron will

    And despite the shit-storm that's pounding my *door*


    helvellynon September 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow about Bring On The End?

    Though Back of the envelope works pretty well, too...
    ahab3on December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction*Atop old iron side
    link93on April 11, 2011   Link

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