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  1. Sail Away

From the recording Sail Away

Lyrics

Sail Away
 
I set foot in Port Royal on the fifth day of May Sail Away Sail Away
I was told by the guvner to leave straight away Sail Away Sail Away
 
When peace is declared the battle begins Sail Away Sail Away
The poor soldiers pay for the rich man’s sins Sail Away Sail  Away
 
you can  live forever through your daughters and sons Sail Away Sail Away
But if you can't even feed them what good have you done Sail Away Sail Away
 
Your face will be etched on a wisp of smoke Sail Away Sail Away
The waves will repeat every word that you spoke Sail Away Sail Away
 
when the war is over what's  soldier to do,   Sail Away Sail Away
no-one  gives a damn what you've been through  Sail Away Sail Away
 
Wear the jewels you have plundered on the Spanish Main Sail Away Sail Away
Or go back to London and wear Bracelets of chain Sail Away Sail Away
 
There's no telling how we will die in the end Sail Away Sail Away
But we surely will die every foe every friend Sail Away Sail Away
 
At the end of his life every king's overthrown Sail Away Sail Away
A noble profession will buy a fancy headstone Sail Away Sail Away
 
You could find yourself in the local stockade Sail Away Sail Away
It's the price that you'll pay for the money you've made Sail Away Sail Away
 
Your name will be etched on a wisp of smoke sail away sail away
In a hurricane's whisper your name  be invoked sail away sail away