Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail

I didn’t know how to sail
I learned it from my brothers
They taught me quietly from jail
A decade passed between each other
I don’t know how it felt
But I’ve spent a lifetime thinking
About these cards we were dealt
And why my boat just won’t stop sinking
If you watch me while I drown
The whole ship goes down
The whole ship goes down
I couldn’t see them through the waves
I didn’t know how far we’d drifted
But in that violent little cage
The fog of night just never lifted
To turn a boy into a man
We keep our eyes on the morning tide
When they washed up on the sand
These heavy chains fell by my side
If I watch you while you drown
The whole ship goes down
The whole ship goes down
If we’re in this ship together
And we come in to stormy weather
We’ll stay alive to fight another
Day in the life of violent brothers