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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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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    A person is on a boat that is sailing away from you. He or she offers you join him or her
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    Someone stressed out and needs to reflect back on a time of carefree living. Maybe even losing it and flipping out.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    This was our class song back in '79. To us, it was leaving behind and moving forward, past the familiar and into the unknown of adulthood. Some of us stayed friends, some of us lost touch, until facebook!
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 1:46 am
    Its about a person life his childhood, his marriage, his dreams, till the end . The journey of life which he was in control of , he the captain no longer had control , the almighty now has control . Aboard the starship heading for the skys, passed on...
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    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Unforgiven's meaning is a good one. I was thinking however of a person, somewhat disenchanted or disinfranchised, looking for new lands to discover and explore, but perhaps in a time when everything has already been discovered. The angels send him to the future, and the starship enables him to finally do some real exploring.

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