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Between Two Oceans

This song is by The Balancing Act and appears on the album Curtains (1988).

Words and music by Jeff Davis.

The national product
Flows across the water
In comes the tanker
And out goes the dollar

There's rice and tools and textiles
I walk around and try to smile
She's been on the ship meanwhile
Temporarily forever

The docks breathe rhythmically
The docks breathe
Rhythmically

Impore export
Impore export
Goods move back and forth
Ships sail from the north
Ships depart
Without emotion
And I'm stuck here
Between two oceans

I watch the metals shipping out
She has copper through her hair
She's breathing in pure atmosphere
I smell diesel in the air

Exports see the world
But I'm domestic product
And I'm of no great import
To this girl across the dateline

The docks breathe rhythmically
The docks breathe
Rhythmically

Impore export
Impore export
Goods move back and forth
Ships sail from the north
Ships depart
Without emotion
And I'm stuck here
Between two oceans

If you see a girl
Clutching a passport
Up on the top deck
Holding a hand rail

Tell her I'm going blind
Salt water in my eye
Since her ship curved out of sight
Over the horizon

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