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I Ride The Waves

from above the wing is heaven by Rob Lamothe

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written by Jamie Oakes


I ride the waves, to carry the news
Two hundred days on the wide open blue
With salt in my nose and damp in my shoe
I ride the waves with a memory for you

I ride the waves, to the edge of the world
With a silver bound locket of a beautiful girl
My heart it still pounds, my teeth they still grind
On the deck of the may belle
As she leaves you behind

I ride the waves, as a boy of ten years
And when I am buried they bury me here
In my best linen topcoat, a cannonball tear
I’ll ride the waves
Then I’ll disappear

I ride the waves, now she’s married away
To a well-to-do doctor, with a carriage and maid
Her letter still haunts me, her picture still fades
Like a star in a sextant
Her memory remains

While I ride the waves…


from above the wing is heaven, released January 1, 2002


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The Toronto Star says I am ‘a mercurial artist who slides effortlessly from rustic roots music to soulful country pop to full-blown rock balladry’. Works for me!

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