"I Used To Be A Sailor" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
I used to be a sailor
Who sailed across the seas
But now I'm just an island
Since they took my boat away from me
Oh no
I don't like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they'll fall
And set me free

He wrote his epitaph
He wrote his eulogy
It said 'I think that I can die now
For my true love won't come for me'
Oh no

I don't like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they'll fall
And set me free

I used to be a sailor
Who sailed across the seas
But now I'm just an island
Since they took my boat away from me
Oh no

I don't like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they'll fall
And set me free

Set me free
Set me free
Set me free


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"I Used to Be a Sailor" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentNelson Mandela and his fight against South African Apartheid landed him with a life sentence in prison, which he served almost 3 decades of it.
    scrpdvaon October 11, 2008   Link

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