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I'm sailing away,
Set an open course for the virgin sea,
'Cause I've got to be free,
Free to face the life that's ahead of me,
On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard,
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore,
And I'll try, Oh Lord I'll try, to carry on

I look to the sea,
Reflections in the waves spark my memory,
Some happy, some sad,
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had,
We lived happily forever, so the story goes,
But somehow we missed out on the pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head,
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said,
They said come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads,
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me,
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me baby,
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise,
We climbed aboard their starship, we headed for the skies
Singing come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me...



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    kobold144Oct 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    That's real deep, scarison, I've never seen it analyzed economically, and many of the Dennis Deyoung-written songs have a deeper societal meaning.
    Dennis Deyoung did an interview, I wish I could find a video, but I saw it on tv, where he said Come Sail Away is essentially about an old man, possibly himself, reflecting on his life, his relationship, and his achievements while looking out over the water. The man then gets abducted by aliens. No joke.

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