My Sinking Ship

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My Sinking Ship

All aboard my sinking ship
My sun is setting fast
Melancholy madness
This gloom I can’t get past.

Desperation seeks me
Her alter has been cast
Deaths boatman I would welcome him
To stop her whip so fast.

It starts with a song
And a memory
They oft go hand in hand
Reminiscing, Africa, Offramp has your brand.

Our ship has sailed
And here I am clinging to the mast
I’m a shipwrecked woman
Living in the past.

Then I embrace my sadness
It fits me like a glove

All aboard my sinking ship
My sun is setting fast
Melancholy madness
This gloom I can’t get past.

Desperation seeks me
Her alter has been cast.
Deaths boatman I would welcome him
To stop her whip so fast

Wrong words fall
Like rain in summer
Sad eyes pierce my skin
My flower turns upon itself
Puts me in this fix I’m in

Nary is a petal left
Beauty destroyed by blame
In prison I have placed myself
Built with bricks of shame

Then I embrace my anguish
It fits me like a glove

All aboard my sinking ship
My sun is setting fast
Melancholy madness
This gloom I can’t get past.

Desperation seeks me
Her alter has been cast.
My Lord I would welcome him
To take me home at last.

Six strings and a melody
Sharp four major seven
That’s the answer to my prayers
A lifeboat straight to heaven.

Then I embrace my music
It fits me like a glove

It takes all my strength to climb the stairs
The others are behind me
It’s up to me to save them all
Responsibility

But I am tired and way too slow
In pain I can’t hold on.
Only God can get me through this
And convince me to go on.

Then I embrace my loving God
He fits me like a glove.

All aboard my saving ship
My sun is rising fast
Melancholy madness
This gloom I’m finally past

Desperation sought me
Her alter had been cast
But God has sailed me through it
My soul free at last.


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from Fearless Moral Inventory, released October 2, 2010

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