Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Southern Cross

Lots of people don't understand mine and Scott's dream to give it all up, hop aboard a sailboat, put our lives in the hands of the universe and its elements and live like seagypsies.  I admit, it is hard to put into words.  So I'll let Crosby, Stills and Nash do the honors - because if ever there was a song that got the essence of "cruising" - it is Southern Cross:

Got out of town on a boat goin' to Southern islands.
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea.
She was makin' for the trades on the outside,
And the downhill run to Papeete.

Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas.
We got eighty feet of'a waterline.
Nicely making way.

In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you.
But on a midnight watch I realized
Why twice you ran away.

Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me larger voices callin'.
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten.

I have been around the world,
Lookin' for that woman/girl,
Who knows love can endure.
And you know it will.

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way.
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small.
But it's as big as the promise - The promise of a comin' day.

So I'm sailing for tomorrow - My dreams are a dyin'.
And my love is an anchor tied to you - Tied with a silver chain.
I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin'
She is all that I have left - And music is her name.

Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me larger voices callin'.
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten.

I have been around the world,
lookin' for that woman/girl
Who knows love can endure.
And you know it will.
And you know it will.


So we cheated and we lied and we tested.
And we never failed to fail; it was the easiest thing to do.
You will survive being bested.
Somebody fine will come along make me forget about loving you
in the Southern Cross.


Sortof makes me want to name our boat "Music".

Lots of love,

Brittany & Scott

1 comment:

Lady Hannemaniac said...

Brings a tear to my eye....

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