Six Months in a Leaky Boat Lyrics

Split Enz

writers: Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Anthony Rayner, Geoffrey Crombie, Nigel Philip Griggs
album: Track 9 in album Time and Tide
release date: 1982
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Art Rock
length: 4:22
composer: Split Enz, Tim Finn
lyricist: Tim Finn

Cover Art

Split Enz Time and Tide cover art
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When I was a young boy
I wanted to sail around the world
That's the life for me, living on the sea
Spirit of a sailor, circumnavigates the globe
The lust of a pioneer, will acknowledge no frontier
I remember you by, thunderclap in the sky
Lightning flash, tempers flare,
'round the horn if you dare
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Lucky just to keep afloat

Aotearoa, rugged individual
Glisten like a pearl, at the bottom of the world
The tyranny of distance, didn't stop the cavalier
So why should it stop me, I'll conquer and stay free
Ah c'mon all you lads, let's forget and forgive
There's a world to explore, tales to tell back on shore
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Ship-wrecked love can be cruel
Don't be fooled by her kind
There's a wind in my sails
Will protect and prevail
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Nothing to it leaky boat.

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dirty Creature
  • 2 Giant Heartbeat
  • 3 Hello Sandy Allen
  • 4 Never Ceases to Amaze Me
  • 5 Lost for Words
  • 6 Small World
  • 7 Take a Walk
  • 8 Pioneer
  • 9 Six Months in a Leaky Boat
  • 10 Haul Away
  • 11 Log Cabin Fever
  • 12 Make Sense of It