Columbus

by Mary Black

This song was a demo from the album “Far Side of the World.”


Lyrics

Better keep your distance from this whale
Better keep your boat from going astray
Find yourself a partner and treat them well
Try to give them shelter from the day
’cause here in this blue light
Far away from the fireside
Things can get twisted crazy and crowded
Can’t even feel right

Chorus:
So you dream of columbus
Ever time that the panic starts
You dream of columbus
With his maps and his beautiful charts
You dream of columbus
With an ache in your travelling heart

See how the cormorant swoops and dives
Must be some thrill to go that deep
Down to the basement of this life
Down to where the mermaid gently sleeps
Not like here in this blue light
Far away from the fireside
Where things can get twisted and haunted and crowded
And You can’t even feel alright

Chorus
And as tide must ebb and flow
I am dragged down under
And I wait the livelong day
For an end to my hunger
So I dream of columbus
Every time that the panic starts
I dream of columbus
With my maps and my beautiful charts
I dream of columbus
And there’s peace in a traveling heart

Chorus