Good Lyrics: Wooden Ships

I try not to do too many song lyric posts in a row, but this one goes right with Revolution. I am on a revolution/ counter culture kick right now. Okay, who am I kidding? That’s every day. But this song is awesome sauce. Good morning, America!

Wooden Ships
by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (obviously one of my all time favorite bands)

If you smile at me, I will understand
Cause that is something everbody everywhere does
in the same language.

I can see by your coat, my friend
you’re from the other side
There’s just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please, who won?
Say, can I have some of your purple berries
Yes, I’ve been eating them for six or seven weeks now,
haven’t got sick once.
Probably keep us both alive.

Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it’s supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline, let us be
Talking about very free and easy

Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cries
Stare as all human feelings die
We are leaving
You don’t need us.

Go, take your sister then, by the hand
lead her away from this foreign land
Far away, where we might laugh again
We are leaving
You don’t need us.

And it’s a fair wind, blowing warm
Out of the south over my shoulder
Guess I’ll set a course and go…



  1. Aaron Lesher said,

    March 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    one of my favorite songs in the world.

  2. meggitymegs said,

    March 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Really? That surprises me. For some reason.

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