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Wooden Ships

This song is by Jefferson Airplane and appears on the album Volunteers (1969).

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Wooden Ships
If you smile at me
You know I will understand
Cause that is something everybody
Everywhere does in the same language

Well, I can see by your coat, my friend
That you're from the other side
There's just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please who won

You must try some of my purple berries
I been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
Probably keep us both alive, yeah

Wooden ships are on the water, very free and easy
You know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline, leave us be
Very free and easy

Sail away where the mornin' sun goes high
Sail away where the wind blows sweet, young birds fly
Take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this barren land

Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cry
Stare as all your human feelings die
We are leaving, you don't need us

Go and take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this foreign land
Somewhere where we might laugh again
We are leaving, you don't need us
No, you don't need us

Sailing ships are on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline, leave us be
Very free and gone

No, no, no-no, no-no, no, no, no
No, no, no-no, no-no, no, no, no
No, no, no-no, no-no, no, no, no

Ride the music
Go ride the music
Go ride the music
Go ride the music

(I'm ridin') Go ride the music
(I'm ridin') Go ride the music
Go ride the music, child

Written by:

David Crosby; Paul Kantner; Stephen Stills

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