"Tybee Island" as written by William Hugh Cashion, Samuel Thompson Herring and John Gerrit Welmers....
No illusions
No replays
Heads are watching, currents wave
Bodies huddle
Birthing flame
I'm a watchman
I'm a slave

Now I'm safe
Now I'm grave
Now I'm safe
And I walk away

If my head slips beneath the sand
If my head slips beneath the sand
If my head slips beneath the sand
If my head slips beneath the sand


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"Tybee Island" as written by Samuel Thompson Herring John Gerrit Welmers

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    My InterpretationIn my view the song is about the Tybee Island Lighthouse.

    i am pretty sure about this when i read the lines:

    "...I'm a watchman
    I'm a slave
    (Because the lighthouse is to guard the coast line and prevent shipwrecks for however long, until it is demolished or replaced or is put out of service, but all of it is regardless of it's will)

    Now I'm safe
    Now I'm grave
    Now I'm safe..."

    (Thses lines make me think of the light house switching the light on and off and then on again, on a dark and foggy night, when there are a lot of ships out by the coast)
    I.Ryazanovon October 19, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAlso this song sounds like Jake the dog could write it and sing it.
    I.Ryazanovon October 19, 2013   Link

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