The Other Side of the Wave Words and Music by Bill Pere

I remember the night I first met you; You reminded me I had a heart;
It's kind of hard for me to be gentle; Maybe it's too late to start;
I never had much practice with loving,
I mean the kind where you don't have to pay;
This big tough old salt was just a scared little kid
When he found himself feelin' that way...

People say I've got a mean-tempered mouth; I even swear in my sleep
Cause a couple of cuss words are easier to spit out
Than talking 'bout feelings down deep
Somehow, you just saw right through it; I needed a safe place to go hide
So I signed up on a ship, but before I sailed off, I told you what I felt inside.

I said I'd said you my love with day dawning
That's the promise I gave
If you could see through the mist of the morning
To the other side of the wave
You'd see this sailor out standing and looking
At the ocean meetin' blue sky...
Two worlds far apart that make beauty together,
Not unlike you and I

I said I'd send you my love with day dawning
That's the promise I gave
If you could see through the mist of the morning
To- the other side of the wave
You'd see this sailor out standing and wishing
For each wave that this bow's cuttin' through
To send you a sign, spill my love at your feet,
So you know that I'm thinking of you

We caught us a big whale this morning
Now I'm scratching some lines in a tooth
I hoped it would help me forget things
But this picture is telling the truth
I know I'm no kind of artist
But the lines are all finding their place
No matter what I want this picture to be
It'll end up being your face...

I said I'd said you my love with day dawning
That's the promise I gave
If you could see through the mist of the morning
To the other side of the wave
You'd see this sailor out standing and looking
At the ocean meetin' blue sky...
Two worlds far apart that make beauty together,
Not unlike you and I

The weather has been turning angry
There's a dark, jealous sky up above
It's funny what a man can learn about himself
Cause I'm less scared of that than of love...
And I hear this old ship's planks complaining
So if I don't get to see you once more...
I hope that someday, some way, someone will know I love
That lady I left on the shore...

I said I'd send you my love with day dawning
That's the promise I gave
If you could see through the mist of the morning
To- the other side of the wave
You'd see this sailor out standing and wishing
For each wave that this bow's cuttin' through
To send you a sign, spill my love at your feet,
So you know that I'm thinking of ...
That lovestruck lonely lady I left standing ion 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