sail ho heave ho come on let go your time on earth is over
i watch you sleeping on the bed i'm talking to your soul

did you ever think it'd be like this?
did you ever think you'd laugh so much?
did you ever think you'd have to try so hard?
oh...

i'm watching my sweet mama from my vigil on this chair
i close my eyes i feel a change...is this my lover here?

did you ever think it'd be like this?
did you ever think you'd walk away?
you and me running through the backstreets of the world
like a pack of hounds of two
wanting more and more love and how much is too much?
did you ever think we'd love so hard?
fighting hard and hurting worse
oh...you're sailing away...

*go away. just ignore them.*

next time i open my eyes...
is this my father here?
i know it's you because i recognize the smiling little boy
on the sunny front porch holding his mama's hand
remember when your mama said "we all need love"?
well...we ALL need love...
did you ever think you'd refuse love after all?
did you ever think you'd give love and then take it away?
and leave the lives around you in such shame and disarray and pain

it's alright
put your arms around my neck
hold me tight as we drift out now
while i have the stength of ten men
hold me close as we drift out into the darkness
pigeons rushing up past our heads
people in doorways
i think this is europe somewhere
you're so thin you're so light
don't let go hold me
...are these yours? or mine?

there is nothing i'd rather have than for you to put your hand upon my
forehead
just keep it there DON'T TAKE IT AWAY and tell me that even though you may
not like all
the things i do but say that you love my soul and remember me. remember me?

hold me close put your arms around my nneck
as we drift out i've finished it
into the darkness you're so thin. it's only a movie...
run bambi run it's only a movie
brothers and sisters...fire...
i'm there and there's a body lying at the foot of it
hold me close we're moving out across the water now
and you're lying on this beach. sleeping
and a tyger's watching you from the edge of the jungle
and the sun through the leaves...and his stripes...and it's...
and you're sleeping and i'm watching and he's watching
and...you're so...beautiful...

sail ho heave ho come on let go your time on earth is over
you have done well it's time to rest i'm talking to your soul

did you ever think it'd be like this?
do you ever think we'll meet again?
how will i ever know it's you?
...maybe will it be the love that i'll feel...?
when i look into a stranger's eyes?
when i look into a...stranger's...eyes...
oh...you're sailing away

i keep my vigil on this chair
is this my lover here?
is this my brother here?
is this my baby?
is this me lying here
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The Vigil (The Sea) Lyrics

Jane Siberry – The Vigil (The Sea) Lyrics

Songwriters: SIBERRY, JANE
The Vigil (The Sea) lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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