Album: Feeling Mortal (2013)
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  • One day as I was sailing on the Caribbean Sea
    I spied a little fishing vessel drifting aimlessly
    Her sails were torn and tattered
    And her wheel was spinning free
    I told myself that little boat sure looks a lot like me

    ‘Cause like a ship without a rudder
    I’m just drifting with the tide
    And each day I’m drawing closer to the brink
    Just a speck upon the waters
    Of an ocean deep and wide
    I won’t even make a ripple when I sink

    As I pulled along beside her and I climbed upon her deck
    In the silence I could feel the hair a rising on my neck
    I thought as I walked through the empty quarters down below
    That lost abandoned vessel was the sister of my soul

    In the emptiness my footsteps were like echoes in a cave
    That seemed to say there ain’t no way to leave this floating grave
    And when I scrambled to the deck my ship had vanished like a dream
    Leaving nothing but the lonely waves to hear my silent scream

    [Chorus] Writer/s: KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
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