Who Sang Sailor? Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott Gethsemane cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Rock Pop
length: 4:59
Time wasted waiting and time contemplating my life
I've been thinkin' and drinkin'
But it feels like I'm sinkin' tonight
Sing alleluia, but don't let 'em fool ya, it's just temptation
I act as if it doesn't matter, while I step out of time
To the clatter of generations

Like a sailor, I'm driftin'
Into the hungry mouth of the storm
Like an orphan I'm searching for a place that's safe and warm
Like a scavenger I'll find the pieces
Of our lives which have been torn
Like a sailor I'll surrender unto the sea
Like a fire I'll be reborn

Blue tide tumbles upon itself
The night would never mistake me for someone else
For it knows
Blue desert rumbles my formless track
"I'll be dead before I ever come back" she told me
Driftin' so endlessly, movin' so friendlessly
Under the candlelit moon
If there's a chance for contact send some word
To the dark haired girl on Pine and Third
That I'll be comin' soon

Like a sailor in the dark hand of mystery
I'll search the sea and it's soul
Like a knight I'll guard your frozen gates
With a heart that burns like coal
Like a vagrant I stand bewildered for I know not which way to got
Like a sailor I'll surrender unto the sea
Like a fire I'll lose control

Marking the days, marking the years
I exit in dreams, dreams and fears of longing
Drifting into this mystical fog
I looked and swore I thought I saw the dawning

Like a sailor, I'm driftin'
Into the hungry mouth of the storm
Like an orphan I'm searching for a place that's safe and warm
Like a scavenger I'll find the pieces
Of our lives which have been torn
Like a sailor I'll surrender unto the sea
Like a fire I'll be reborn

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Eden
  • 2 Just West of Eden
  • 3 Moonlit Prayer
  • 4 Need Some Surrender
  • 5 Leave It Up to the Angels
  • 6 Anything
  • 7 A Day Like Tomorrow
  • 8 Nights Like These
  • 9 Lantern
  • 10 Somewhere
  • 11 Sailor
  • 12 The Idler, the Prophet and a Girl Called Rain
  • 13 Whiskey and Water