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Ships That Don't Come In

In the style of

Joe Diffie

Lyrics

i could tell
he'd had a tough life
by the way
he sat and stared

and me
i'd come to
push and shove
so i pulled up a chair

we talked of
roads untraveled
we talked of
love untrue
of strings
that come unraveled
we were kings
and kindred fools

and just
when i'd hit bottom
that old man
raised his glass

and said
at least we've had
our chances
there's those
who never have

so here's to
all the soldiers
who have ever
died in vain

the insane
locked up
in themselves
the homeless
down on main

to those who stand
on empty shores
and spit
against the wind
and those
who wait forever
for ships
that don't come in

he said
it's only
life's illusions
that bring us
to this bar

to pick up
these old crutches
and compare
each other's scars

'cause the things
we're callin'
heartaches
hell they're
hardly worth our time

we bitch about
a dollar
when there's those
without a dime

and as he ordered
one last round he said
i guess
we can't complain
god made life a gamble
and we're
still in the game

so here's to
all the soldiers
who have ever
died in vain

the insane
locked up
in themselves
the homeless
down on main

to those who stand
on empty shores
and spit
against the wind
and those
who wait forever
for ships
that don't come in

and those
who wait forever
for ships
that don't come in

Details

  • Duration : 3:35
  • Key : Ab
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1992
  • Language : English

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