Tonight I find it hard to sleep
Each sound and squeak I hear
Keeps me staring at the ceiling

Oh it's dark as night outside
And I can't stand
The quiet that it brings me

And I've got too much on my mind
I think it's time to take a drive
And leave it all behind

I've got a song that's halfway there
I think it needs the ocean air
I'm gonna grab my guitar
And get in my car

Oh, I need some understanding
I need a little love
Gonna speed down to the Oceanside
In a race with the stars above

With my guitar in hand
And toes touching the sand
I can see the sun is coming in

Colors fill and crack the sky
With purple, silver, and golden light
Drawing the day from night

On the shoreline a fisherman
With bait on his line and a rod in his hand
Is ready to greet the day

He turns around to notice me
And the two of us are patiently
Waiting for the sun's rays

Oh, I just need some understanding
And a little love
And somehow I am thinking now
I can get what I've been dreaming of

But this fisherman is closing in
I think he could be crazy
He says:
"Would you ride with me?"
"Oh, I could use the company"
"I've got a fish to catch and you have got a song to sing"

His eyes were anchors as the boat would sway
What would you like to say?
You have my attention
I see you came out here to write your song
But you don't have too long
So show me what you're workin' with

I'd like to give you just a little somethin'
And you may think it's nothing on first listen
In the time it takes for you to make love
You can break love
Waste love
And throw it all away

But all you need is faith
And hope will bring a brighter day
And every time that you love
Let it lift someone else up

If someone tries to burn you
Give him your hand and turn and pick him up
When he's all alone

Now if you find yourself getting frustrated
Try not to get too jaded or
You could go insane, like me

I tell you man you must be crazy
Or am I always lazy when it comes to love?
With every failure and turning tide
I toss the boomerang
But Ah, it never comes back to me

Have some faith you say
And hope will find it's way?
Well I doubt what you're sure of
When it seems to me the greatest of these is love
But it's so hard to love

Well, we were sitting on his boat
Our backs to each other
He was giving me a little time
And all that he said
Was hurting my head
Wonderin' how to leave the selfishness behind

All that I could say is
"it's so hard to love... the way that you want me to"

I stepped off the boat and thanked the man
Not sure what I was thankful for
When I turned back around to see him again
He was already gone

Walking back from the water to my guitar
That's when the light came on
I knew what he was talking 'bout
I know how to finish my song

Oh, I just need some understanding,
I need a little love
And I want to sing my song to somebody who doubts what they're made of

Oh, we all need some understanding
We all need love!

We all need love!
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The Fisherman Song Lyrics

Mase – The Fisherman Song Lyrics