Story goes, he was a sailor on The Nashua Rose.
No one knows why it was this boy
that the captain chose.
From the crow to the skipper
to the galley hands below,
man saw something in that ocean
that terrified them so they just had to know.

(captain)"It came from God, or the Devil,
or from from Jupiter, astray.
Take this candle, God be with you, son.
It's to the east about a mile away."

You can lay your head down, silence like a tomb,
what I wish for you.

(sailor)"Little boat, if I climb into you
will you stay afloat?
We both know it's a noble sailor's final home.
I've had no preparation, now I'm stranded here alone.
If my heart fills with water
let me go peaceful through the darkness below."
He saw no beast like the Hydra,
but a breathing light surround.
When a door finally opened,
the sailor knew his boat would not turn around

You can lay your head down, silence like a tomb,
what I wish for you.

When upon returning, the boy was old and grey
no one knew his name.


Lyrics submitted by atronic92

The Nashua Rose song meanings
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