I’ve grown so tired of the sea,
This salt-stained deck beneath my feet
The endless shaking of the waves,
That swallow everything I say.
And I can see the shore,
The places that I used to know
Too shallow here to moor,
And will be forever more.
So tie the anchor around my legs,
And help me walk the plank
Watch me fall for fathoms deep,
Into a bed where I might sleep.
The seagulls cry, but not for me
And hold wakes in the foam
My ship won’t be the first to sink
Just miles from its home
I thought I saw you on the sand,
Hair blowing in the wind
I thought I saw you lift your hand,
To wave goodbye again
And I’m a ship that has no crew,
The water gods had cursed
To roam the oceans, far away
For all eternity.
So sing your song for me,
Guide my ship toward the rocks,
Send me to the bottom of the sea,
Remind me what it’s like to breathe.