lifeblood: songs: lyrics: fleet of hope


the fisherman comes up
puts his two poles in the sand
he stares out at the sea
just exactly like me
but i've got a book in my hand
we will have caught on to something
by the end of the day
but mostly we think about
the one that got away

i've seen like a bird
what pleasures the surface can bring
i've lost my best craft
going foolishly back
to where the sirens sing
i've stared up at the place
where the water meets the sky
and though i stopped breathing
i still believed i should try
maybe a boat in search of lost treasures
would pass by

cause the fleet of hope is so pretty
and she's shining in the port
and the harbor clings to the jetty
for protection and support
out in the choppier waters
the sharks swim and play
you're all washed up
when poseidon has his day

i've walked through the desert
(i was a girl)
and climbed over mountains so high
(i was a young girl on my way)
through jungle and plains
i took busses and trains
and airplanes across the sky
but none as seductive
as ocean before me alone
and now i know why
you layered your pockets with stones

cause the fleet of hope is so pretty
when she's shining in the port
and the harbor clings to the jetty
for protection and support
out in the choppier waters
the sharks swim and play
you're all washed up
when poseidon has his day

when i was a girl
all of my fancy took flight
and i had this dream
could outshine anything
even the darkest night
now i wait like widow
for someone to come back from sea
i've always known
i was waiting for me

cause the fleet of hope is so pretty
(she is so pretty)
when she's shining in the port
(she's shining in the port)
and the harbor clings to the jetty
(she is so pretty)
for protection and support
(she needs my support)
out in the choppier waters
the sharks swim and play
you're all washed up
when poseidon has his day

words and music by emily saliers


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