Here I am lost in the wind
'Round in circles sailing
Like a ship that never comes in
Standing by myself

Sing a sad song for a good man
Sing a sad song for me
Sing a sad song for the sailor
A thousand miles from the sea

Here I am along on the plain
Sun's going down
It's starting to rain
Papa we'll go sailing

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Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father Lyrics as written by Randy Newman

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    I think this song is gorgeous... it's amazing to me to see a man write and sing such a poignant song for the other gender like this. I wish more songwriters wrote like Randy Newman.

    jnb987on September 30, 2006   Link
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    One of my favourite Randy Newman songs, though Linda Ronstadt's version is also good. Was the father a naval officer? Where in Texas is 1000 miles from the sea? None of thse questions really matter - just a very poignant song.

    pconlon September 10, 2010   Link

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