"Oh Sailor" as written by Monica Birkenes and Tim Anderson....
Cold night, strange dreams
Memory stuck like glue
Her face, her voice
Sail across the seas with you
Can you hear all the angels?

When you feel like you're out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

No sound worse than silence
A curse that grows
Big words kept in
Whispers of dreams untold
Just don't fight all the angels

When you feel like you're out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

When you feel like you're out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, tearing you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue

When you feel like you're out there on your own
Know there is someone watching over you
When out at sea, feels love can let go
Oh sailor, we will blow the wind right
But if you die out there, breaking you into two
I hope you know that you could sail right on
I hope you know you got the ocean blue


Lyrics submitted by radio_wyrm, edited by megan10599, xojayne

"Oh Sailor" as written by Tim Anderson Monica Birkenes

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    My InterpretationThis is my song of the moment.


    It makes me happy, calm, centered and leaves me feeling loved. All my muscles loosen in my jaw and neck.

    "Them," to me, are the voices within me that tell me I'm not good enough, the part of me that listens to the very very old, subconscious tapes.

    The ocean, the someone watching over me, is the Holy Spirit, which ultimately is me forgiving myself. So what or who is God? God is inside me. God is me. No, I'm not God. I'm saying the being greater than myself is not outside of myself.

    "I hope you know you've got the ocean blue."

    Ocean blue is my color for the Virgin Mary. You know, that blue we use in the Catholic Church to represent Mary? I don't believe in the Virgin Birth. Mary is whatever is within side me that protects me, that has protected me since before I was conceived; that's the mother. The Mother.

    The silence is when I'm fighting with myself. I'm not listening to the Holy Spirit. It's there but I can't hear it.
    LakeGenevaGirlon June 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. The children are singing and that is significant. They represent the innocennce and beautiful side of life that inevidably rushes through like a gust of wind into our world of cold nihilism. The children carry on in intense juxtaposition to the darker parts of the woman singing. Then in the end, we are left with a chilling sense that there is still goodness in the world
    blakeyoungsteron November 14, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSo I fell in love with another woman.
    But she has 'left me' sailing in the big empty ocean, left me sailing - feeling 'blue'.
    But my wife and children are putting wind in my sails in the hope of bringing me home.
    But at times, I am becalmed by the doldrums - going nowhere and I can die out here.
    ...been 5 years now,
    am still sailing on the ocean blue.
    jasonuvqon March 16, 2016   Link

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