Ships That Don’t Come In

Those of you who have been here a few times before know about my love of great song lyrics. I have been remiss in not including country star Joe Diffie’s words to the incredible song, Ships That Don’t Come In. We’ve all been there, or at least felt the way Joe felt when he penned these words. The music is also beautiful, but alas, Earth Images is a blog of words and images, not sounds.

Joe Diffie

“Ships That Don’t Come In”

I could tell he’d had a tough life
By the way he sat and stared
And me, I’d come to push and shove
So I pulled up a chair.

We talked of roads untraveled
We talked of love untrue
Of strings that come unraveled
We were kings and kindred fools
And just when I’d hit bottom
That old man raised his glass
And said at least we had our chances
There’s those who never have.

So here’s to all the soldiers
Who have ever died in vain
The insane locked up inside themselves
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever
For ships that don’t come in.

He said it’s only life’s illusions
That bring us to this bar
To pick up these old crutches
And compare each other’s scars
‘Cuz the things we’re calling heartache
Hell, they’re hardly worth our time
We bitch about a dollar
When there’s those without a dime.

And as he ordered one last round
He said I guess we can’t complain
God made life a gamble
And we’re still in the game.

So here’s to all the soldiers
Who have ever died in vain
The insane locked up inside themselves
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever
For ships that don’t come in.

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Here’s to searching for our ships!
Wayne

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