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Sky and Water

This song is by Mark Knopfler.

There's only sky and water
As far as we can see
You came in a dream last night
Dear heart, you spoke to me
There's only sky and water
And never so alone
When we cut the captain loose
We cut all ties with home
Lord, we cut all ties with home

We let the tyrant drift away
In one of his own boats
I don't know why I stopped the lads
From going for his throat
Every hand did curse the day
He signed up for the trip
And every hand did know
This was no way to run a ship
Lord, no way to run a ship

Good riddance to his bitter soul
And now we have the brig
It's sure we'll not be sailing home
To dance the hempen jig
There's only sky and water
We sleep and dream of land
But free of chains of iron
And the captain's iron hand
Lord, the captain's iron hand

He lashed me to a grating
For the nine claws of the cat
And now I have a fever
But I give no thought to that
I am high over the water
I sleep and dream of land
Free of chains of iron
And the captain's iron hand
Lord, the captain's iron hand

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