Back before the storm

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lyrics

Verse 1

There is salt in the palm of his leathery hands

weathered by tides and storms

The lines on his face deep creases that flow

to the sea, this man was born.

Now it's said in the town that his father was drowned

and his father before him too.

He said he'd be safe with God's speed and good grace

I'm sailing home to you, sailing home to you.

Chorus

In my baby's arms tonight, in my baby's arms

make sure the fires are alight

we'll be back before the storm, back before the storm.

Verse 2

They were not to know but on that fateful eve

as they cast off and steamed to the night

a storm so fierce it could draw out the tears

from faces cold with fright

A hammer wind blows at it knocks through the cabin

their only protection gone

in his final words he whispered a prayer

"keep those at home safe and warm

Verse 3

Years had passed, and the sea broke the wreck

as it washed upon the shore

They found a gold chain right there on the deck

which the fisherman once wore

and inscribed on a pendent the words from his love.

Be back before the storm, be back before the storm

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from Bound to the Ocean - Download, released March 7, 2018

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