Crest of a Wave Words and Music by BillPere


You had salt water in your blood; you longed to be
Another Billy Budd; A sultan of the sea
I longed to be the one to break your fever
But I couldn't have begun to make you leave her

She had more allure than I, so when they signed up a crew
You were first in line; there was nothing I could do
You had to tame the tide; So you signed on.
The sails billowed with your pride, and you were gone...

You said you'd send me your love on the Crest of a Wave
And the water wouldn't keep us apart...
I was blue sky, you were ocean, the horizon was our heart.
You said you'd send me your love on the Crest of a Wave,
But I wonder, do you think anymore
Of the lovestruck, lonely lady you left standing on the shore

It's been almost a year, and I've not heard
In all the thunder of the sea, a single word
I guess you took the sea by storm and you don't need
Someone like me to keep you warm, so I won't plead,

But if your harem is the waves, then what's the good
If they behave as fickle women would?
One day, they'll be kind but the next the they will kill
Though you've cast me from your mind, I love you still.

You said you'd send me your love on the Crest of a Wave
And the water wouldn't keep us apart...
I was blue sky, you were ocean, the horizon was our heart.
You said you'd send me your love on the Crest of a Wave,
But I don't think you think anymore
Of the lovestruck, lonely lady you left standing on the shore
 
Winter finds the ship's yet not returned...
Some fear it was wrecked
When the water churned like a mistress spurned
But it was me who drowned in your neglect...

You're six months overdue; There's no doubt anymore
I say good-bye to you as I walk along the shore
But then I see there in the sand, surrounded by debris
A scrimshaw by your hand, and the image there is me...
And you said you'd ....

Send me your love on the Crest of a Wave
And the water wouldn't keep us apart...
I was blue sky, you were ocean, the horizon was our heart.
You said you'd send me your love on the Crest of a Wave,
But I wonder, do you think anymore
Of the lovestruck, lonely lady you left standing on the shore

Copyright Bill Pere, MysticMusic/KidThink Music All Rights Reserved

 

 


"If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth,  I wonder what would happen to this world?"  --- Harry Chapin