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​The Wide Open Sea

This song is by Big Big Train and appears on the EP Far Skies Deep Time (2010).

Part 1: The Sea Is My Blood
The sea is my blood,
The rain and the stars are my eyes,
The clouds are my mind,
The sea and the rain is my blood.

Part 2: From Cradle To Calvary
Lying ahull
Ride out this storm
Doused all the sails
I let the boat drift.

And so upon this tumbling sea
Fathoms below
Heavens above me.

I'm setting sail for Les Marquises
From cradle bound for Calvary.

I feel so alive,
How can it be
Upon this wide, wide open sea?

There was a time
I was so alive
A Paris.

Part 3: The Pleasures And The Dreams Of Men
I sing their song
I mesmerised,
The sweat and the tears
Stream from my eyes,
The shock impact of every line.

I sang to their souls
Oh the dreams I would bring
I showed them who they are
And all they could be.
All the ugliness and the beauty
Of the harsh reality.

I gave them the man
They want me to be
And held up the mirror
So they could see themselves
(Reflected)
I made the myth where the man ends
And the legend begins.

Part 4: The Harbour Lights
In the evening they'll be drinking
And swinging the lamp,
Drinking and brawling
Telling tall stories
Their fishy tales,
Around and around
On the merry-go-round.

And all the love that they'll make
Between tousled sheets,
Bed springs creak
In time to their heartbeats
And the click of the heels
Down the cobbled streets.

Let us remind the old lovers
For whom the wine has turned sour,
This could be
The finest hour of their time.
In the giddy hell
Of the carousel.

Part 5: Far Beyond The Cardinal Points
I've been waiting here a long time,
I've been waiting for the longest
Night of my days,
Out here alone.

Part 6: I'm So Very Far From Here
I'm so very far from here
(Home is a long way) from me.
I'm so very far from me
(Home is a long way)
From this wide open sea.
I'm so very far from here
(Home is a long way) from me.

Part 7: Let Us Speak of Love
Let us speak
Speak of love,
Of home and hope
Loving and leaving
Of laughter and forgetting
And letting go.

One day we're born
On another we die
What lies in-between's unimportant in this life.
I feel the ache in my chest
As I draw breath.

So let us speak of love,
Love and generosity.
And if we only have love
It's more than enough.

Part 8: Calvary - The Sea Is My Blood (Reprise)
The sea is my blood,
The rain and stars are my eyes,
The clouds are my mind,
The sea and rain is my blood.
Fin