Old Sea Dog

from by The Stayns

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He wakes, to the sun
Shining through the window
There is only one
Pulls on his trousers and a shirt
Picks an apple from the tree
As he walks down, walks down to the sea

At the pier the boat waits for him here
Worn hands on worn rope
Let the mooring lines fall
A captain with no crew sails through harbour walls

Let the wind take you
Drift along now
A long way away from feet on the ground
Uncoil the lines
Like you have many times before
See what you can catch
Then return to, return to the shore

Rice and fish a simple meal now
Drink the whisky
Blow out the candle
And lay your head down
Wait for the day, you've never seen before
Wake up get dressed
Walk out the door

When the waves rise up and give the sky curves
The man takes the ropes
With the steadiest of nerves
Trust in your arms
Hold her steady now
When the wind changes
Makes sure your ready to bring her around

Whole life
Drifting on the waves
The cracks in his face, they count the days
And he'll never forget when it took her away
Down in the depths
Thats where she lay

So he screamed to the sky
And he looked to the sea
You've taken my love
But you'll never take me
With the wind in my sails
I'm alone and free
Alone and free


from When Chaos Comes To Town, released July 5, 2014



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The Stayns TAS, Australia

We're a Tasmanian Folk/Punk band who have been been playing gigs in houses, at pubs and on festival stages for the last couple of years. We've loved getting covered in sweat, drinking tasty beers and playing for you all.

After some work and time we are proud to release our new album "When Chaos Comes to Town" its nine songs shaped by the Tasmanian landscape and the people that call it home.
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