FANDOM

1,928,616 Pages

StarIconGreen
LangIcon
​Shelter

This song is by Kevin Johnson and appears on the album In The Spirit Of The Times (1985).

We were ships of circumstance
Together near the shore
Sharing sheltered waters
When we both had nothing more
The things we had in common
Were the things we knew so well
But out on deeper waters who could tell?
We would steer on different bearings
We would sail on different tides
With the width of our horrizons
Disproportionately wide
And the freedoms of direction
Would lead us on to know
We get further from each other as we go

Were we only sharing shelter from the rainstorms
Were we only sharing space between the walls
Was the only thing in common our surroundings
Was there nothing much between us after all?

I was the home town hero
She was the wide eyed girl
In a small time situation
It was us against the world
And the things we had in common
Were the things we knew so well
But out on deeper waters
Who could tell

That the world had much to offer
And the world had much to share
And the world found much within us
Both we never knew was there
And the freedoms of direction
Would lead us on to know
We get further from each other as we go

Were we only sharing shelter from the rainstorms
Were we only sharing pride before the fall
Was the only thing in common our surroundings
Was there nothing much between us after all?

We are ships of circumstance
Together near the shore
Sharing sheltered waters
When we all have nothing more
The things we have in common are the things we know so well
But out on deeper waters who can tell

Do we steer on different bearings
Do we sail on different tides
With the width of our horizons
Disproportionately wide
And the freedoms of direction
Do they lead us to know
We get on further from each other as we go

Are we only sharing shelter from the rainstorms
Are we only sharing space between the walls
Is the only thing in common our surroundings
Is there nothing much between us after all?