fleet of hope (lyrics) – indigo girls

2 May, 2009 § Leave a comment

the fisherman comes up puts his two poles in the sand
he stays out of the sea exactly like me but i have got a book in my hand
we will have caught onto something by the end of the day
but mostly we think about the one that got away

i’ve seen like a bird what pleasures the surface can bring
i’ve lost my best craft going foolishly back to where the sirens sing
i stared up at the place where the water meets the sky
and though i stopped breathing i still believe i should try
maybe a boat in search of lost treasure would pass by

‘coz the fleet of hope is so pretty
when she’s shining in the port
and the harbour clings to the jetty
for protection and support
out in the tropical waters the sharks swim and play
you’re all washed up when poseidon has his day

i’ve walked through the deserts climbed over mountains so high
through jungles and plains i took buses and trains airplanes across the sky
but not as seductive as ocean before me alone
and now i know why you layered your pockets with stone

‘coz the fleet of hope is so pretty
when she’s shining in the port
and the harbour clings to the jetty
for protection and support
out in the tropical waters the sharks swim and play
you’re all washed up when poseidon has his day

when i was a girl all of my fancy took flight
and i had this dream could outshine anything
even the darkest night
now i wait like a widow for someone to come back from sea
i’ve always known I was waiting for me

‘coz the fleet of hope is so pretty
when she’s shining in the port
and the harbour clings to the jetty
for protection and support
out in the tropical waters the sharks swim and play
you’re all washed up when poseidon has his day

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