Sailed off on a course to dream your life away
swept up by the waves to float along each day
and though they've tried their best to fill you up
with what was left inside their golden cup
it just didn't take
and your boat's not the worst but you're sure it's not the best
and it's hard to fail if you never take the test
so you find it's best to pass the time
within the harbors of the salty brine
that flows through your brain

to live on the ocean or die along the bay
(you think it's safer on the ocean but it's not)
to give up the ghost or not well who's to say
(seems you're closer to your destination but you're not) and though they'll try to hold the voyage up
(it's so far)
with the distraction they'll call growing up
(it's so hard)
you know you're still safe...

out on the waves
along the shore they stand
calling me back to land
feels like you've failed in your quest as you drift back toward the surf
they sing from the shore that the time has come to berth
and in the distance grows a tiny light
beyond the waves so you follow it through the night
in the hopes you'll be safe

I’m headed for land
though I like this ocean view
it’s high time I followed suit
I gave up command the waves split my boat in two
and washed me ashore to stew
I’m beached on the sand
hands wet with the morning dew
and stranded without a crew
by the light of the moon I croon
the sea spits out one more salty tune


Lyrics submitted by SteveKolasa

Sirens song meanings
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