On a sailboat
I am slowly
Floating nowhere
Lost the memories
Of where I am and why

Black ocean churning
A million stars
Are burning
Planetariums were right
About the sky

Oh, once upon a day
I set off on a journey
Wishing on the wind
To take me far from home
Now I'm on the waves
And I'm taking on water
Hard to see
I won't always be alone

There was a time
When August sun was high
And centred on me
But it did behind my back
And settled down
Used to square up
With the land
Used to size it
In my hand
But it fell
Behind the line
That meets the sky

Once upon a day
I set off on a journey
Wishing on the wind
To take me far from home
Now I'm on the waves
And I'm taking on water
Hard to see
I won't always be alone

Inside this storm
Whipping in the wind
My sail is torn
In other words
The ends
Are never not my own

Hard to see
I won't always be alone

On a sail boat I am
Slowly floating nowhere
Hoping some day
I'll wash up on
Someone else's shore
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Taking On Water Lyrics

John Mayer – Taking On Water Lyrics