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Shiver Me Timbers

This song is by Tom Waits and appears…

I'm leavin' my family, I'm leavin' all my friends
My body's at home but my heart's in the wind
Where the clouds are like headlines on a new front page sky
My tears are salt water and the moon's full and high

And I know Martin Eden's gonna be proud of me
Many before me who've been called by the sea
To be up in the crow's nest singin' my say
Shiver me timbers, 'cause I'm a-sailin' away

And the fog's liftin' and the sand's shiftin', I'm driftin' on out
And ol' Captain Ahab, he ain't got nothin' on me
So swallow me, don't follow me, I'm travelin' alone
Blue water's my daughter and I'm gonna skip like a stone

So please call my misses, you gotta tell her not to cry
My goodbye is written by the moon in the sky
And nobody knows me, I can't fathom my stayin'
And shiver me timbers, 'cause I'm a-sailin' away

And the fog's liftin', the sand's shiftin' and I'm driftin' on out
Ol' Captain Ahab, he ain't got nothin' on me
So come on swallow me, don't follow me, I'm travelin' alone
Blue water's my daughter, I'm gonna skip like a stone

I'm leavin' my family, I'm leavin' my friends
My body's at home but my heart's in the wind
Where the clouds are like headlines upon a new front page sky
And shiver me timbers, 'cause I'm a sailin' away

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Written by:

Tom Waits

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