Album: A Night on the Town (1990)
Charted: 84
  • There was a man of confused and sad nature
    Thought no one loved him that was not true
    He said he was a lost soul didn't fit in anywhere
    Didn't know where to turn or who to turn to

    There's a lost soul coming down the road
    Somewhere between two worlds
    With an oar in his hands and a song on your lips
    We'll row the boat to the far shore
    Row the boat of the loved lost soul

    Ever since oh I can remember
    We all tried to ease the pain
    Took him in when he needed some shelter
    Tried to make him feel he was one of us again
    There was one day oh I can remember
    He sat alone with a pencil in his hand
    All day long he drew careful on the paper
    In the end just a picture of a man

    Of the lost soul coming down the road
    Somewhere between two worlds
    With an oar in his hands and a song on your lips
    We'll row the boat to the far shore
    Row the boat of love lost soul

    Oh dear Mary do you remember
    The day we went walking downtown
    As I recall it was in early December
    After school had just let out
    When I see you on the street in the twilight
    I may tip my hat and keep my head down
    You show me love but maybe I don't deserve it
    I've been called but not been found

    There's a lost soul coming down the road
    Somewhere between two worlds
    With an oar in his hands and a song on your lips
    We'll row the boat to the far shore
    Row the boat of the loved lost soul

Comments: 3

  • Michael from Portland, OrThere are definitely two recordings of this. The iTunes version is not Bruce Hornsby vocals. Perhaps it’s Adam Durtiz as Fins suggests. If you watch the music video, it’s obviously Bruce Hornsby singing with Shawn Colvin and it’s noticeably different than the iTunes recording - which is still includes her.
  • Fins from Dallas, TxHad to search this one immediately. I recognized Bruce's piano instantly, and picked up on Shawn but would have sworn Adam Duritz was also providing vocals. GREAT tune!!
  • Chelsea from Pa, AzSuch a beautiful duet, I love Bruce Hornsby, he's one of the best!!
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