~Cool guitar and drum intro:

When i am scared
you are my father...
when i can't breathe
you are the air
when i can't swim
you are the lifeboat
when i am tired and weary
you are there...

And my times get high and my times get low
you always let me in all that you know
i can give you time alone and then
you always ask me where have you been

when i am weak
you are my shoulders
when i'm poor
you give me a hand
when i can't swim
you are a lifeboat
you carry me
to dry land


When i'm not sure
you are my maker
speaking words
that keep me awake
when i can't swim
you are the lifeboat
when i'm tired and weary
you are there....

Ah ah ah ah ah ah.....

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Lifeboat Lyrics as written by N Mcclutcheon Graham Pleeth

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    General Commentthis song is so awesomely pretty and powerful.. i'm not a christian, but i can relate to this easily, and i think everyone who's ever felt love can. the first two lines of the chorus are the best, the reference to eternal wisdom, like God is sharing a subtle secret with us all constantly, i like that idea, like really we're just guided by all these little subtleties that God has put on earth to guide us. 'when i can't swim you are a lifeboat' is obviously more about drowning under everyday stress and personal problems than swimming, which just really adds to my subtlety of the song; it's easy to point out what it all really means, but you can't take it literally. i like the way it's called Lifeboat, not Saviour or something because it prepares you for something demanding a little thought. the song is ultimately a pop punk hymn, and it's lovely. ^_^
    tommyjazzon June 18, 2005   Link

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