My cargo was gold & myrrh
When it all took a turn for the worse
From then on, diminishing returns

The sea had brought me some fame
I was still hoping for more of the same
Thought I had to readjust my aim

& then, long & boring: a period of calm

I’d do anything
Me & my companion
A Portuguese water dog
In his finest years

I’d do anything
Faithful & hard working
In someone else’s service
We’re bound to spend our days

For the young & the restless
We leave a few empty waves

The 5th of August, I sighted land
Now I ask you if I can
Tie my boat, even leave it in the sand

The sea had brought me some fame
Had been hoping for more of the same
Now I had to reconsider my game

Gather your council & signal me with flags

I’d do anything
Me & my companion
A Portuguese water dog
In his finest years

I’d do anything
Faithful & hard working
In someone else’s service
We’re bound to spend our days

For the young & the restless
We leave a few empty waves

Gather your council; I wait for the flags

I’d do anything
Me & my companion
A Portuguese water dog
In his finest years

I’d do anything
Faithful & hard working
In someone else’s service
We’re bound to spend our days

For the young & the restless
We leave a few empty waves

A few empty waves

Empty waves
Leave a few
A few empty waves
Leave a few
A few empty waves


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