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lyrics

I was a young lad, but still I remember,
as though it were yesterday,
the time that was spent with the one they call Captain
in a ship full of castaways.

I boarded the vessel, crimson in color,
adrift on the open sea.
The mast it was sturdy, the crew in a hurry,
and this is the song they would sing:

“Oh, oh, life is a sea,
rough as the journey and current may be.
Oh, oh life is a sea,
a voyage we’re on, my Captain and me.”

We took to the ocean, life was our lesson,
and sailed for the great beyond.
Through every season, through every storm,
I joined them in singing along:

“Oh, oh, life is a sea,
rough as the journey and current may be.
Oh, oh life is a sea,
a voyage we’re on, my Captain and me.”

A few of the crew were lost in the autumn,
swallowed up by the deep.
We mourned for the fallen, the lost and forgotten,
never again would they sing:

“Oh, oh, life is a sea,
rough as the journey and current may be.
Oh, oh life is a sea,
a voyage we’re on, my Captain and me.”

Oh, oh, life is a sea,
rough as the journey and current may be.
Oh, oh life is a sea,
a voyage we’re on, my Captain and me.
A voyage we’re on, my Captain and me.

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from Before the Bright Lights, released July 15, 2016

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Anthony Quails Chattanooga, Tennessee

Anthony Quails masters the classic genre of old-time country story-telling. Weaving personal and patriotic history, Anthony’s new album Before the Bright Lights presents a set of Americana parables meant to marry our very real existence with transcending spiritual truths. These are real, tangible, simple stories that are meant to resonate and inspire in the deepest places. ... more

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