Light

out on the horizon a tiny light’s starting to glow
and even though I’m here in the dark as I watch it I know
something good’s heading our way
something brighter than the brightest day
as if someone out there wants to say
not much longer to go

it’s dark down here but you don’t have to go it alone
sometimes it can be hard to make it to the light on your own
take my hand and together we’ll see
what the brightness turns out to be
when it’s shining on you and me
and all the seeds that we’ve sown

together we’ll watch as the light
brings an end to this night
listen, and you can’t help but hear the sound
it’s right there, take my hand
open your eyes, and we’ll stand
in the light as it grows all around

out on the horizon a tiny light’s starting to glow


Never Take a Goat

if you’re thinking just like me
that you’d like to go to sea
I’ve some words of good advice for you to note
your floating will be better
and you end up far less wetter
if you’ll only take along a little boat

now boats are fancy things
says the dry man as he sings
for keeping all the ocean from your socks
and even if they match
you can bet they’re not a patch
on a boat for when you leave behind the docks

chorus
take a boat
that’ll float
and you can quote me when I say
a boat is better any day
for when you’d like to go to sea
and you’re thinking just like me
you’ll need a boat
to stay afloat

if you’re thinking just like me
that you’d like to go to see
there’s another bit of wisdom you should note
your health will be robust
and your joints will never rust
if you’ll only take along a little coat

a coat’s a wondrous thing
says the warm man as he sings
for keeping all the chilly from your throat
if it buttons or it zips
it’ll keep the frosty nips
from your throat while you’re out sailing on your boat

chorus
take a boat
that’ll float
and you can quote me when I say
a boat is better any day
for when you’d like to go to sea
and you’re thinking just like me
you’ll need a boat
to stay afloat

(spoken)
now, we’ve talked about boats
and we’ve talked about coats
and there’s only one thing left to talk about
goats

if you’re thinking just like me
that you’d like to go to sea
I’ve some final words of wisdom you should note
as you’re loading up your boat
in your warm and fuzzy coat
don’t ever ever ever bring a goat

goats, the hungry things
will eat your sofa to the springs
and if there’s eating to be done, well here’s my vote
put the goat into a pot
and we’ll serve him up right hot
and prevent the creature buttin’ up our boat

chorus
take a boat
that’ll float
and you can quote me when I say
a boat is better any day
for when you’d like to go to sea
and you’re thinking just like me
you’ll need a boat
to stay afloat

so take a boat
and get yer coat
and eat the goat
and stay afloat
your floating will be better
and you end up far less wetter
if you’ll only take along a little boat


Palm of Your Hand

see that cloud, out on the horizon?
no bigger than the palm of your hand
sort of thing you got to keep your eyes on
the storm that’s coming might be more than you can stand

so leave the shore, head on out to sea
if you think you’ve got the stuff to ride it out
maybe you think it’ll pass you by
might could happen, but I’ve got my doubts

and then like me
you’ll have to ask
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

I loved the sea, wanted adventure
it was time for the boy to be a man
like a fool I ignored that little storm cloud
till I was out so far I couldn’t see the land

I didn’t know
I’d need to ask
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

bridge

angry waves towered overhead
in my anguish I cried out to the Lord
the waves kept pounding till I wished that I was dead
till finally, they washed me overboard

as I sank beneath the surface
I was thinking
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

as I rose up above the foaming water
there was no hand to lift me from the sea
so like a lamb led away from the slaughter
I went off to see what else a man could be

and still
I wonder
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday
you’ll find a way
it’s what I pray
that someday
you’ll find that state of grace