Sailor's Song

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Sailor’s song

The sea is my pillow
My blanket is the tide
I wait to go under
I wait to curl inside
You move the dark water
Anointing my tongue

I just want to die in your arms…

I left my mother crying
Enlisted in the corps
We took the boats out early
We worked the southern shore
We rode the angry waters
Worked blood into the oar

I was looking for a lighthouse
But I can’t use it anymore

You laugh at my affliction
You flood my memory
I offer up the music
Strung between two thieves
Take my inner feelings
Take my talent to deceive

I just want to die in your arms…

The sea is my pillow
My blanket is the tide


from The Missing Pages, released June 23, 2015



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Lee Barber Austin, Texas

Born in New Orleans, Lee has been writing songs since he was 16. When THIEF AND RESCUE was released in 2009, the album garnered feature stories in the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Chronicle, & on KUT radio. It appeared on several Best of 2009 lists & topped the Austin Chronicle’s list of Best Austin Albums of that year. His songs have been recorded by The Resentments, Ana Egge & others. ... more

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