briandmyers:

rd95's recent post brought the line "tyranny of distance" to my mind, which reminded me of this classic song :

  When I was a young boy

I wanted to sail around the world

That's the life for me, living on the sea

Spirit of a sailor, circumnavigates the globe

The lust of a pioneer, will acknowledge

No frontier

I remember you by, thunderclap in the sky

Lightning flash, tempers flare,

'round the horn if you dare

I just spent six months in a leaky boat

Lucky just to keep afloat

  Aotearoa, rugged individual

Glisten like a pearl

At the bottom of the world

The tyranny of distance

Didn't stop the cavalier

So why should it stop me

I'll conquer and stay free

Ah c'mon all you lads

Let's forget and forgive

There's a world to explore

Tales to tell back on shore

I just spent six months in a leaky boat

Six months in a leaky boat

  Ship-wrecked love can be cruel

Don't be fooled by her kind

There's a wind in my sails

Will protect and prevail

I just spent six months in a leaky boat

Nothing to it leaky boat.


posted by bfv: 975 days ago