Waiting On The Tide

So many years I?ve travelled
Years before the mast
Foreign tales unravelled
But now I?m home at last
No more will I travel
That?s all in the past
Hoping that my new life
Wont roll along so fast

Money earned and given
Money put aside
Buy some land to live on
Find myself a bride
Build myself a homestead
Safe and warm inside
No more homesick yearning
Waiting on the tide

God will be our neighbour
Nature lives outside
Raise my son to labour
This land will be his pride
One day he?ll stand proudly
His wife by his side
Wisdom as his mentor
Courage as his guide

But the cold, cold water?s dragging me down
And the icicles form like a crystal crown
And the moon and stars are lining up
Just to watch me drown

And my son will surely not be born
I?ll leave no widow to weep and mourn
For I?ve one more journey to voyage upon
Before the dawn

My ship hit stormy waters
Now my ship has gone
And I will shortly join her
I fear I can?t hold on
So give me back my dream and
I will slip away
Imagining just how it
Might have been one day

For what will be our future
No-one can decide
No more homesick yearning
Waiting on the tide
Lyrics Credits: J C Evans
Music Credits: J C Evans
Performance Credits: J C Evans
Song Length: 4:13
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later