I've got a boat to sail on the ocean
I've got a boat to take to the sea
I've got a picture of my lover in my pocket
so that everywhere I go, she's with me

I've got a job that I like, and that's a rare thing
I've got a mind of my own, I surely do
I've got a brother I can trust with a secret
and a bed that's kind of lonely without you

I've got a lot of things that make me quite happy
and in the scheme of it all I shouldn't complain
but I haven't got much, babe
no, I haven't got much at all if I haven't got you

I've got a memory of sunny beaches from my childhood
I've got a friend who makes me laugh from deep within
I've got a feeling I can make it on my own here
I miss the feeling of my lips upon your skin

I've got a lot of things that make me quite happy
and in the scheme of it all I shouldn't complain
but I haven't got much, babe
no, I haven't got much at all if I haven't got you

it's that something that everybody's waiting on
it's that something that they might never find
when we're all just wishing we could live like movie stars
there's that someone who gives you stars inside

I've got a boat to sail on the ocean
but what fun is a boat when I'm sailing alone
I've got a tendency to look on the dim side
when all I'm asking is for you to come home

I've got a lot of things that make me quite happy
and in the scheme of it all I shouldn't complain
but I haven't got much, babe
no, I haven't got much at all if I haven't got you

no, I haven't got much
I haven't got much, babe, if I haven't got you
no, I haven't got much if I haven't got you (x2)
I haven't got much at all if I haven't got you


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    My InterpretationI feel this song is about having the feeling of, "Damn, I have everything I could ever want and need in life, but without you none of it matters." Most of us have been there; we've had such strong feelings for someone and wanted them in our lives. In addition to this desire, we have more things than most people could ask for.. a boat, a loving family, beautiful memories. However, we feel that none of it is important and is meaningless without that person to share it with.
    vyfx.comon June 03, 2010   Link

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