Safe Harbour (for a Storm-Tossed Heart)
The child is father to the man; the boy,
a younger friend,
The one who knows just where you've been, but who knows where you'll end?
In life's calm waters you can't learn to fight the storms that roar,
So, as a youth you ventured on the tide-race far from shore,
But now, the seas are rising and you're searching every chart,
You've got to find safe harbour - SAFE HARBOUR FOR A STORM-TOSSED HEART!
You've sailed exotic oceans, riding on the ebb and flow,
You've tasted what life offered then fled, before the blow;
Though lacking navigation, you oft times made landfall,
But you need a destination, not just a port-of-call;
Too long you've stood alone, you can no longer stand apart,
You've got to find safe harbour - SAFE HARBOUR FOR A STORM-TOSSED HEART
A 'canny' master of his fate would keep a weather-eye,
Before the tempest threatened, he'd safe at anchor lie,
So, as the sun is sinking low, your journey nears its end,
This time you're old enough to know, she's lover, wife and friend;
You've weathered all life's gales now you can stow away your chart,
You've finally found safe harbour - SAFE HARBOUR FOR A STORM-TOSSED HEART!
You've finally found safe harbour.
This woman's your safe harbour.
My woman's my safe harbour - SAFE HARBOUR FOR MY STORM-TOSSED HEART!