Ships

All is quiet on the water
And the wind across the sand
Whispers through our quarters
That the morning’s close at hand

Our love’s in perfect order
As we fold our sails in sleep
But the moon is falling starboard
And we have promises to keep

chorus:
We rest here while we can
But we hear the ocean calling in our dreams
And we know by the morning
The wind will fill our sails to test the seams
A calm is on the water
And part of us would linger by the shore
For ships are safe in harbor
But that’s not what ships are for

So we head for open water
Set a course for distant land
Out here there are no borders
And the truth is in the chance

We fill our sails with purpose
Find direction in the stars
Pray the dark and deep won’t hurt us
And sail with open arms

chorus:
We rest here while we can
But we hear the ocean calling in our dreams
And we know by the morning
The wind will fill our sails to test the seams
A calm is on the water
And part of us would linger by the shore
For ships are safe in harbor
But that’s not what ships are for

Ships are safe in harbor
But that’s not what ships are for

words & music Tom Kimmel & Michael Lille
©1994 Marada Music/Drala Music (admin. by Criterion Music Corp.)/Global Music (admin. by Chrysalis Music)(ASCAP)

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