If I'd have only gone and listened where I'd come from
I might have known where I was going
Crossed the river looking sad with a street song
We thought we knew what we were doing
With baited breath and sly schoolmasters eyes
They said "We had one like you before"
Said "He died in debt on a foreign shore"
I said "But I bet he had a smile on his face"

As he sailed on
Sailed on
Sailed on
Sailed on

With baited breath and prison warders eyes
They said "We had one like you before baby”
"He died in debt on a foreign shore"
I said " But I bet he had a smile on his face"

As he sailed on
Saints suffering praises yeah
To make sail in this craziness
The sea twists and your ship mates pray
To make land on a holy day

And they could not teach him how to spell shame
The sailors hung the letters round his neck from a gold chain
He dropped the chain at the bottom of a lagoon
On the wrong side of Suez
And made a missionary bad for the full moon.

Hold on fire

I’m burning


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