Tall Ships; Short Lives

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Atsushi Akazawa: Violin; Chris Howe: Drums & Bass; Bill Karney: Jembe; Roman Rhodes: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Lead Guitar
2005
Words & Music Roman Rhodes, 1993

Story

The song says it all. Trying to balance dreams with reality. 

Lyrics

Tall Ships; Short Lives 

1. She couldn't live a life as a farmer's wife, 
no, she couldn't scrimp and save. 
She wanted to live on an old tall ship 
and sail across the waves. 

2. He couldn't work that nine to five, 
no, he couldn't be a slave. 
He wanted to live on an old tall ship 
and sail across the waves. 

(Chorus): Take a chance, make a change, 
              do a dance into the strange 
              and bring alive your dreams. 
              Leave behind troubled times, 
              open up your hearts and minds, 
              life's shorter than it seems. 

3. They both were stuck in a common rut, 
doin' what they thought was right. 
'Til they met each other upon the shore 
among the stars and waves at night. 

4. A timid woman and a timid man, 
both afraid of change, 
'til they opened up their hearts like sails 
and brought alive love's flame. 

(Repeat Chorus)

5. They couldn't hide their love inside 
and repress their happiness.
So they went to live on an old tall ship 
and sail among the blessed. 

6. Two people once stuck in the common rut 
doin' what they were told was right, 
'til they opened up their hearts like sails 
among the stars and waves at night. 

(Repeat Chorus)

Music

Upcoming Lives

  • Dec 21
    The Blarney Stone,  Osaka, Shinsaibashi
     
  • Dec 31
    Murphy's Irish Pub,  Osaka
     

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