Lightfoot, Gordon - A Passing Ship Lyrics




A passing ship
I have found the open ocean
Give me no lip
The waves roll by as I pass on
A snulit sea
On the first day of April
How fresh the wind
Will you miss me when I'm gone
How many words
How many songs still unwritten
How many ships
Of the line have come and gone
In the good old days
May they never be forgotten
They had heavy wind
Or they had no wind at all

A passing ship
It is midnight on the ocean
Had a real long trip
I have been at sea all winter
When my ship came in
I was givin' up the ghost
I think I should be
Leavin' those passing ships alone

When the sea runs high
The sea runs wild and I'm unsteady
And I think of you
In the warmth of your home and family
When love is true
There is no truer occupation
And may this gale
Blow us to the ones we love

Another day
Another ocean
Give me no lip
But stand aside as I pass on
A sunlit sea
On the last day of October
How fresh the wind
Will you miss me from now on
I guess I should be
Leavin' passing ships alone





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Lightfoot, Gordon A Passing Ship Comments
  1. bparrish114

    For some reason, this is such a great album-whoops-CD to listen to, especially in your car.  It's so soothing.  And I love - Anything for Love.

    burlingtonbill1

    +bparrish114 - I just finished reading the Nicholas Jennings bio (book) on Gord, published last year. This album could have been his last, had the artist not had such a strong work ethic and felt so driven to keep on writing & performing. He & his team put an exceptional amount of work into this album, and commercially it was a disaster. But the songs speak for themselves.

  2. Frank Grail

    The one song on the album that sounds like "Gordon".

    Gail S.

    This one, Ecstasy Made Easy, and Morning Glory are my favorites from this album!