Harris, Emmylou - Sailing Round The Room Lyrics




One last gaze upon the sun
Bid farewell to everyone
Kick that bucket out the door
Where I'm going I won't need it anymore

Gonna lay my burden down
Take a bird's eye look around
From the tall pines of Carolina
All the way to the wall of China

So I'll go sailing round the room
Through my window across the silver moon
No flesh and bone to hold me
I'll finally set my soul free
When I go sailing round the room

Life may be just but a dream
I row my boat on down the stream
To wake up on a different shore
Wind up as something I ain't never been before

I could be a drop of summer rain
Falling down on an Oklahoma plain
I won't leave the world behind me
Look around and you will find me

So I'll go sailing round the room
Through my window across the silver moon
No flesh and bone to hold me
I'll finally set my soul free
When I go sailing round the room

(I will be)
In the smoke from Mauna Loa
Morning mist from the Shenandoah
(I will be)
A grain of sand in the Kalahari
Magnolia by the Mississippi
(I will be)
Birdsong when day is breaking
Words of love when your heart is aching
(I will be)
A bluebonnet by the highway
I'll be everywhere and always

When I go sailing round the room
Through my window across the silver moon
No flesh and bone to hold me
I'll finally set my soul free
When I go sailing round the room
Through my window across the silver moon
No flesh and bone to hold me
I'll finally set my soul free
When I go sailing round the room





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  1. James Shreffler

    Ross, I love you man! I feel you over my shoulder.. in MY FRONT YARD! Brother, this song is perfect for my memory of you..
    Love,
    Groovy
    It's Shine On You Crazy Diamond by: Pink Floyd
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWGE9Gi0bB0

  2. the winner

    thanks for posting

  3. TheNan5623

    R I P Stacy Ann, gone too soon! 3-16-2018, by baby girl

  4. Vicky08 Vicky08

    Heartbreakingly BEAUTIFUL. Thank you Emmylou, Anna & Kate for this masterpiece of a song, xo

  5. Christopher Neary

    mark you are so right

  6. donnalsusan1

    soul freeing-beautiful.........

  7. Mike Hudkins

    This was sung at my best friend's funeral several years ago. It's not dark, it's uplifting. Hear the message.

  8. Andy Betts

    Co written by Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Kate (mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright) was dying of cancer. This song's the real deal.

  9. Lori Hartman

    Remembering my brother, Kenny . . .

  10. kingstumble

    Anybody who is unmoved by this has no heart and no soul.

  11. Mark McKendrick

    People aren't receptive enough to vote this up, because it's deep and close to the bone it scares people.  That's why it has less that a thousand hits and shallow stupid fuck Beyoncé has twenty bazillion hits.  Emmylou, keeping it REALLY real, you're the best. 

  12. Edward Dolan

    On the left side of my screen I see Toby Keith's Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue has 5 million hits and this beautiful song has 184. What is wrong with us?