"Sea Man" as written by and Don Mclean....
I walked down to the sea, and I saw this crazy man
He was looking at me, and he said I had a plan
Yes he said I have a plan

He was black from the sun, and his eyes were in tears,
And his hand was so thick from the work of the years
Yes his hand was so thick from the work of the years

He said "please come with me to my home by the sea
We can smoke, drink, and eat, and you'll sit at my feet
And I'll tell what I know while the sea breezes blow
For I've tried to be free but I soon have to go."

And his house was his heart, and nature, his wish
It was sculpted from clay in the shape of a fish
It was sculpted from clay in the shape of a fish

And the caves in the back had been arched into stone
And the creatures he kept made him far from alone
Yes the creatures he kept made him far from alone

"I have only one son in Chicago for life.
He is separate from me and so is my wife.
And I live in the sun and I hate what they've done
To my beautiful sea and what they'll do to me."

And we walked from the house for miles by the shore
And we picked up the trash that they left by his door
Yes we picked up the trash that they left by his door.

And the oil and sludge got stuck to my feet
And the fish that were dead were too poison to eat
Yes the fish that were dead were to eat.

And the blade cut his hand and it's stiff form the scar.
And the butchers called doctors leave you worse than you are.
And we're all all like the butchers; we cut into life
And we like to sea blood on the end our knife.

And some day they will come and bulldoze him down
For he has not a permit from the kings of the town
Yes he has not a permit from the kings of the town.

And the doctors will come and say he's afraid.
And they'll murder this man and destroy what he made.
And the pictures he kept will be torn from his hand
With the beautiful house that he built on the sand.


Lyrics submitted by MacabreSmile

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