Small Fred Lifeboat
The times were lean, your eyes were bold And we fell right in together like beggars on the road And as the months turn into years with the passing of each day It gets harder all the time to find a reason not to stay. CHORUS: And when I need a lifeboat to keep out the sea You are canvas and oak and you cradle me And when I need a lifeboat and it looks like a storm You are rudder and sail and you take me home. Didn't need always to be strong And when fear boiled up in anger, it never lasted long It's a proud and reckless sailor who steers into the squall But it's your arms that close around me as the rain begins to fall. CHORUS Knowing you, knowing me Seems like we can be together, and we can still be free And with every changing season I see deeper in your heart And the memory stays with me when it's time to be apart. LAST CHORUS: And when you need a lifeboat to keep out the sea I am canvas and oak and you lean on me And when you need a lifeboat and it looks like a storm I am rudder and sail and I'll take you home.