Sink or Swim

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Just wrote my best song in years, Now I’m facin’ my worst fears, Hearin’ you’ve lost your will to play, Motivation’s gone astray, If you think it’s time to quit, Tell me, “What have we accomplished?” ‘Cause you can’t quite sink a ship that’s never sailed. It’s sink or swim, Get out’ (of) the brig or walk the plank, Don’t have the time to preach and argue with a crew that’s always tanked, This ship may have run ashore, but it hasn’t run its course, Grab the oars, I see the tide is rollin’ in. We started off as just recruits, on a mission to go fishin’, never wanted all the loot, But when we saw the golden shores in the distance, somebody shouted ‘Chicks Ahoy’, We started landin’ all the hos. We owned an isle for a while until Paradise Lost every coin that we acquired through the luck of the toss, And so we raised up the sails and sold our souls to the gales, but the winds never decelerated and the waves were equally as rough I guess you could say we were Lost at Sea, but the lighthouse on the horizon might be closer than it seems. We ended up as just deckhands, scrubbin’ the galley for our sal’ry, savin’ up for foreign lands, But when the ‘X’s finally led to Atlantis, we had to dive to brand new lows only to find when we arose, Rows after Rows of Interceptors flying fancy new flags, declaring Maritime was over for us dregs in our rags, And so unto the abyss, we pledged to always resist, since the real treasure’s the adventure, raise our hooks up as an iron fist. When you’re forced to decide, exchange the stocks, It’s better to search for Candied Island than be safer at the docks.

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from Status Quo, track released December 1, 2016

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