Build for me your tightest ship
make the oars run swift and fast.
Send me out your strongest crew
make their hearts and minds steadfast,
Bless me with Athena
there's no meaner, she's the best.
For when we hit the roughest seas
we'll need all we can get.

You say "sink or swim"
what a cruel cruel phrase
I'd rather fly
don't want to get caught in this endless race,

The first beast that will appear
will entice us with money and fame.
If you listen long enough
you'll forget there's anything else.
Tie me to the mast
of this ship and of this band.
Tie me to the greater things
the people that I love.

You can walk the plank
do the dead mans float
Never let them see
your heart is pounding full of hope.

Let the last storm hit us
let it strike at the hardest part.
Turn us all to mutiny
turn this boat upside down.
I am not the captain
I am just another fan.
Sailing off the edge of truth
into the end of you.

Eye of the storm, what a cruel cruel myth
There's no bigger spotlight
than shown on the ones brave enough to live.

Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon

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    General CommentI read in an interview that Corin wrote this song write after reading The Odyssey. Now the song makes a lot more sense to me! There are some direct references to the epic, although even if you haven't read it, you can take away a lot from the song, as far as it being about some kind of journey.
    StephNJon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere's no bigger spotlight
    than shown on the ones brave enough to live.

    such a good lyric.
    precipitateon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentproves senses fail was not the first band to write a sailing, pirate-related song :D
    laxgirl16on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch a great song, then you see the lyrics and it's even better. (I'm not great at working out what they are singing)
    NoraInuon June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song draws a parallel between The Odyssey and being in a successful band. It's a voyage full of trials, and it takes a great deal of resourcefulness to survive.
    corichon August 05, 2008   Link

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