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    "When The Ship Comes In" Lyrics

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    Oh the time will come up
    When the winds will stop
    And the breeze will cease to be breathin'
    Like the stillness in the wind
    Before the hurricane begins
    The hour when the ship comes in

    Oh, the seas will split
    And the ship will hit
    And the sands on the shoreline will be shakin'
    And the tide will sound
    And the winds will pound
    And the morning will be a-breakin'

    Oh the fishes will laugh
    As they swim out of the path
    And the seagulls they'll be smilin'
    And the rocks on the sand
    Will proudly stand
    The hour that the ship comes in

    And the words that are used
    For to get the ship confused
    Will not be understood as they are spoken
    For the chains of the sea
    Will have busted in the night
    And be buried at the bottom of the ocean

    A song will lift,
    As the mainsail shifts
    And the boat drifts out onto the shoreline
    And the sun will respect
    Every face on the deck
    The hour that the ship comes in

    And the sands will roll
    Out a carpet of gold
    For your weary toes to be a-touchin'
    And the ship's wise men
    Will remind you once again
    That the whole wide world is watchin'

    Oh the foes will rise
    With the sleep still in their eyes
    And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreamin'
    But they'll pinch themselves and squeal
    And they'll know that it's for real
    The hour when the ship comes in

    And they'll raise their hands
    Sayin' "We'll meet all your demands"
    But we'll shout from the bow "Your days are numbered"
    And like the pharaoh's triumph
    They'll be drownded in the tide
    Like Goliath they'll be conquered
    • submitted by Snap on March 10th, 2012

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