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​Lost Sailor

This song is by Grateful Dead and appears on the album Go To Heaven (1980).

Compass card is spinning
Helm is swinging to and fro
Ooh, where is the dog star
Ooh, where's the moon

You're a lost sailor
You've been too long at sea

Some days the gales are howling
Some days the sea is still as glass
Ooh, reef the mainsail
Ooh, lash the mast

You're a lost sailor
You've been too long at sea
Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah, there's a price for being free

Yeah, the sea birds cry
There's a ghost wind blowing
It's calling you to that misty swirling sea
Till the chains of your dreams are broken
No place in this world you can be

You're a lost sailor
You've been too long at sea
Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah, there's a price for being free

Drifting, yeah drifting
Yeah, drifting and dreaming

'Cause there's a place you've never been
Maybe a place you've never seen
You can hear her calling on the wind
Go on and drift your life away
Yeah, just drifting and dreaming
Maybe drift your life away
Drifting and dreaming

Yes I'm going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream

Written by:

John Perry Barlow & Bob Weir