Working From Boat

I’d go out at sea with my Dad
He taught me everything he knew
Like how to prevent getting sick
And if I got stranded, what to do
He said he couldn’t live on land
Even if his love wanted him to
This boat was part of the deal
The women in his life knew

When I graduated from school
I knew I’d be his right hand man
Mom didn’t want me to join him
And neither did the band
I played guitar and sang lead
And I wrote most of the songs
But that wasn’t gonna keep me
From righting all my wrongs

If I had a job inside an office
I’d probably go a little insane
The ocean breeze in my face
Is a lot better for my brain
This life ain’t for everyone
Wearin’ a Captain’s hat & coat
But it’s the greatest time I know
Workin’ from boat
Yeah, I’m workin’ from boat

Getting through nasty fog
Weatherin’ every storm
Keepin’ cool in the heat
When it’s freezing, stayin’ warm
Avoidin’ all those crazy pirates
And never gettin’ too drunk
Cause you never think straight
If your little ship has sunk

This is all I ever want to do
To follow in the footsteps of Dad
He’s the best & only role model
I wanted to be like him so bad
So I studied his every move
And those hard choices he’d make
His mind was always on his job
Yet it seemed like he was on break

If I had a job inside an office
I’d probably go a little insane
The ocean breeze in my face
Is a lot better for my brain
This life ain’t for everyone
Wearin’ a Captain’s hat & coat
But it’s the greatest life I know
Workin’ from boat
Yeah, it’s the sweetest life I’ll know
Workin’ from boat
Workin’ from boat
Workin’ from boat

August 14, 2020

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