I was mid forties around 20-years-ago when I had a boat on Lake Michigan; that adventure lasted for a few seasons. A coworker tagged me with this song and said it was a good fit. Looking back, so do I.
Wanted to sail upon your waters
since I was three feet tall.
You've seen it all, you've seen it all.
Switch from sails to steam.
And in your belly you hold the treasure
that few have ever seen, most of them dreams,
Most of them dreams.
The cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late.
I've run my share of grass.
I made enough money to buy Miami,
But I pissed it away so fast,
Never meant to last, never meant to last.
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks,
But I've got to stop wishin',
Got to go fishin', I'm down to rock bottom again.
Just a few friends, just a few friends.
And though I ran away, they'll come back one day.
And still could manage a smile
It just takes awhile, just takes awhile.
My occupational hazard being my occupations
just not around.
I feel like I've drowned,
Gonna head uptown.