Up here in the crows nest I am swimming through the breeze

One last memory from the sun as it is sinking by degrees

And high above the albatrosses, on the wing is light

And I will sing to her as she flies by

On this beautiful night

Ahead is the horizon, always changing, it stands fast

Far behind me are the desert islands, shipwrecks Of the past

And I have seen the cannons sounding in the early morning light

But I have left my battles for the day

On this beautiful night

Below me, all the sailors, they're on this journey too

And each of us must make our unknown way upon the blue

So tonight we cast our worries,

Float Jetsam on the tide

And we'll watch them echo far away

On this beautiful night

Flat earth may end

We may sail off the edge

And not be seen again

So I sing and hope my song will form

A rope of golden chords

So that I can rescue someone else

Should they fall overboard

Because some of us are pirates and some of us are damned

But all of us, need all of us to ever find the land

And though the passage of good hope may seem

Like a needles eye

We're floating on tranquility

On this Beautiful night

Up here in the crows nest

I am swimming through the breeze

One last memory from the sun

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Beautiful Night Lyrics as written by Josh Ritter


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    General Commentwow, im really the first post on this song? if you read this and you havent listened to the song, you are doing yourself an injustice! this is one of joshes most beautiful acoustic songs. its not as heavy lyrically as many of his songs, there is definitely beauty in simplicity here. in a sentence, i would say its about moving forward in life, understanding the value of togetherness and finding a peaceful culmination of your past, present, and future. this song makes me think of the ideal visual goal of the deepest state of meditation. true nirvana. thanks josh ritter!
    jmte05on August 11, 2009   Link

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