4. Tall Ships; Short Lives

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Roman Rhodes: vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo, & bass lead/ Atsushi Akazawa: Violin/ Chris Howe: Drums & Bass/ Bill Karney: Jembe
12/25/2005
Words & Music Roman Rhodes

Story

The song says it all. 

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

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