"If I Had a Boat" as written by and James Mcmorrow....
Golden, golden, golden river run
To the East then drop beneath the sun
And as the moon lies low and overhead
We're lost

Burn slow, burning up the back wall
Long roads, where the city meets the sky
Most days, most days stay the sole same
Please stay, for this fear it will not die

If I had a boat, I would sail to you
Hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
Once I had a dream, it died long before
Now I'm pointed north, hoping for the shore

Down low, down amongst the thorn rows
Weeds grow, through the lilies and the vine
Birds play, try to find their own way
Soft clay, on your feet and under mine

Splitting at the seams
Heaving at the brace
Sheets all billowing
Breaking of the day
Sea is not my friend
And everyone conspires
Still I choose to swim
Slip beneath the tide

Once I had a dream
Once I had a hope
That was yesterday
Not so long ago
This is not the end
This is just the world
Such a foolish thing
Such an honest girl


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"If I Had a Boat" as written by James Mcmorrow

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  • +6
    General CommentI really love this song. The lyrics on the album version are:

    Golden, golden, golden river run
    to the East then drop beneath the sun
    and as the moon lies low and overhead
    we're lost

    Burn slow, burning up the back wall
    long roads, where the city meets the sky
    most days, most days stay the sole same
    please stay, for this fear it will not die

    If I had a boat, I would sail to you
    hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
    once I had a dream, it died long before
    now I'm pointed north, hoping for the shore

    Down low, down amongst the thorn rows
    weeds grow, through the lilies and the vine
    birds play, try to find their own way
    soft clay, on your feet and under mine

    splitting at the seams
    heaving at the brace
    sheets all billowing
    breaking of the day
    sea is not my friend
    and everyone conspires
    still I choose to swim
    slip beneath the tide

    once I had a dream
    once I had a hope
    that was yesterday
    not so long ago
    this is not the end
    this is just the world
    such a foolish thing
    such an honest girl
    LondonMoseson November 02, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is my favourite from the album. Love the beginning! I think it paints the perfect picture. You can see the river and all. Just amazing. I got speechless when I heard it for the first time.

    I think it talks about this great love that you had (and still have) for someone but you know that you have to move on. Nevertheless, it's not that easy. Mainly this song is about change.
    allmysenseson January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^I love this song & I love you :)
    rachaaalon November 09, 2010   Link

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