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​Sampan

This song is by Al Stewart and appears on the album Between the Wars (1995).

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The sun is high, looking out I see
The emptiness beyond the jetty
Seagulls raining like confetti
On the water
Sea and sky come together in
A hazy kiss out on the ocean
Europe seems a foreign notion
Hardly thought of

And would you leave your modern world behind?
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.

In the shade stands the foreman in
A floppy hat and linen suit.
Beneath his ancient leather boot,
The ground is straining.
Far away, figures bend to tap the
Endless seas of rubber trees
To coat the wheels of Paris taxis
Where it's raining.

And would you leave your melting world behind?
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.

And would you leave your melting world behind?
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.
I know who I am
Riding on my sampan.

I know. I know.
I know who I am
Riding on your sampan.

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