This is the Sea... / by KR


If ever there was a song that seems to surface time and again, that speaks to the story I am in, that would be the title song to the soundtrack of my life, I am concluding that it is “This Is The Sea,” by The Waterboys. I first heard this song when I was in jr. high and loved it. Since then, it has popped up in my world via various means during seemingly pinnacle points of my life. And it keeps reminding me that small living is not what I was made for; that I was made for the big, wide open….

Here it is:

“these things you keep you better throw them away
turn your back on your soulless days
once you were tethered now you are free
once you were tethered now you are free
that was the river this is the sea

if you’re feelin' weary or you been alone too long
or maybe you been sufferin' from a few too many
plans that have gone wrong
and you're tryin' to remember how fine your life used to be
runnin' around banging your drum like it's 1973
well that was the river this is the sea

now you say you got trouble you say you got pain
you say you got nothin' left to believe in
nothin' to hold on to, nothin' but chains
you been scourin' your conscience
and rakin' through your memories
you been scourin' your conscience
and rakin' through your memories
but that was the river this is the sea

Now I can see you wavering as you try to decide
you got a war in your head and it's tearin' you up inside
you're tryin' to make sense of something that you just don't see
you're tryin' to make sense now and you know that you once held the key
but that was the river...
this is the sea

Now I hear there's a train it's comin' down the line
it's yours if you hurry you got still enough time
you don't need no ticket and you don't pay no fee
you don't need no ticket and you don't pay no fee
that was the river this is the sea” – This Is The Sea
- Mike Scott –
Here is a link to what it sounds like:"This Is The Sea"