Clear Water
Clear Water

Fairport Convention - Clear Water Lyrics

Mar 2, 2015
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Clear Water Music Video

Clear Water Lyrics

I want clear water from here to the horizon
I want some calm seas for
The journey still ahead
Fair weather as we head for the skyline
Clear sky in the morning and every sunset red

I want clear water as we sail out to the head
All I want to hear is the ripple from the bow
Let us be at ease now
And know our true position
Like a compass to the star
Like a team hooked to the plough

And as for all the history
Best it's left unwritten
Few would believe if we told all we have seen
Comedy and tragedy have come along unbidden
They are the port and starboard
That we sail in between

I want clear water for each new destination
And if the storm should break
We will take it in our stride
We rode out the tempest when
The clouded stars were hidden
And the rising of the moon proved
To be a fickle guide

And if we hear the timbers creak
We'll be give and take voices from outside
We know our craft is strong
As long as we can speak
Without raising our voices
The music of the storm is in
The guardian of the song

At night upon the deck I want
To feel the salty spray
Like warm tears on my face for
The passing of the day
And I watch the wheeling star 'til
The light breaks in the east
May the journey never end, let us be at peace

I want clear water from here to the horizon
Maybe scarred and feathered
But who'd say we were wrong
The journey not the goal was
The only thing that mattered
While the wounds you thought had healed can
Still be opened by a song

I want clear water from here to the horizon
I want some calm seas for
The journey still ahead
Fair weather as we head for the skyline
Clear sky in the morning and every sunset red
A clear sky in the morning
And every sunset red

Writer(s): Ralph McTell
Copyright(s): Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
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