Trouble Left Behind

In 1701 we skipped off cross the pond
To reach the shores of the new world
The August air sweet with young fashion and fate
Shipped a handsome young swift and his girl
The boarding list read 76 British names
Men and women both tallied and scored
But none could have guessed after such diligence
She’d deliver but 74

And oh my love look out o’er the sea
And think of all the trouble left behind
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
So long, my love, as you are by my side

The girl of his dreams, she'd get lost in her dreams
And sing songs bout the sea when shes paintin'
Her face shown like light on the ocean that night
And she laughed when it started rainin'
The captain called, "All brace for chop and for squall!"
As the clouds grayed the sky into dark
She sang when she spoke and she lived like a joke
Good luck trying to tie down a spark!

And oh my love look out o’er the sea
And think of all the trouble left behind
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
So long, my love, as you are by my side

Her love stayed beside her as courage betrayed her
He heed out his hand to lead the way
When a wave o’er the rail crashed down on the young pair
And carried, lo, his precious love away!
He screamed into the wind, and lost her name among the mist
As the sea with mighty howls shouted back
But his cries served no use to protect him from the truth
That his bonny love’s voice he’d heard the last

Oh my love look out o’er the sea
And think of all the trouble left behind
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
So long, my love, as you are by my side

When twenty hours passed, now the sea is flat as glass
The boy into the yon distance stared
When from a hidden source came his lovely maidens voice
Whispering a cross the salty air
He dove o’er blow and with all of his hope
He kicked to the sound of her singing
When the mates from behind threw their warnings in time
"Turn back lad, before you start sinking!"
But he kicked and he swam to his love lost in the damned
Till he drowned when his limbs gave up tryin'
All the sailors and I now can add to our lies
The tale of a man lost to the sirens

Singing, "Oh my love look out o’er the sea
And think of all the trouble left behind
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
So long, my love, as you are by my side"