Jackson C. Frank - Singing Sailors Lyrics




There's a river between us now
Some state line borders, some broken towns
Some singing sailors doing what they please
Now I'm down to saying prayers on my knees

I've loved your eyes, your innocence
In the face of bad times and where it wents
There's no wind on this bitter earth
Time and distance claim my blues for what they're worth

I'd call your name when I grew scared
I'd write your home if you were there
I am so broken by losing you
Only life can heal and see me through

When it "rains" I'm all alone
Confused by lonely, headed for home
Some singing sailors doing what they please
Now I'm down to saying prayers on my knees

There's a river between us now
Some state line borders, some broken town
Some singing sailors doing what they please
Now I'm down to saying prayers on my knees
Now I'm down to saying prayers on my knees





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Jackson C. Frank Singing Sailors Comments
  1. naturphilosophie1

    so beautiful

  2. jesus H christ

    i appreciate this mans music. So great.

  3. stevens9

    Not too bothered what the lyrics are for me this is just a gorgeous sound.

  4. goleshgolesh

    does anyone know the chords for this song?

  5. Jim Abbott

    It is stateline borders

  6. seanmft

    "selling prayers" is an old saying. It means promising what you can't necessarily deliver.

  7. seanmft

    The first few lines he's listing the things between them, both literal/physical and metaphorical. "a river" "state-line borders" "broken towns" "singing sailors"
    I believe "singing sailors doing what they please" is a loose movie reference. Can't remember the name but there is an old b&w where two lovers lose each-other after being separated by a crowd of rowdy sailors come to port. It's a metaphor for life interfering and coming between them.

  8. seanmft

    I'd call your name,
    when I grew scared,
    I'd write your home
    if you were there
    I am so broken
    by loosing you
    only light can heal
    and see me thru

    when it rains
    I'm all alone
    confused by loneliness
    headed for home
    some singing sailors doing what they please
    now im down to selling prayers on my knees

    goleshgolesh

    I think he says "only life can heal and see me through."

  9. seanmft

    there's a river between us now,
    some state-line borders,
    some broken towns,
    some singing sailors doing what they please
    now i'm down to selling prayers on my knees

    I loved your eyes,
    your innocence,
    in the face of bad times,
    and where it went
    there's no wind on this bitter earth,
    time and distance claim my blues for what they're worth

  10. Gabe Hampton

    @imboredsoising It could be state line borders now that I listen to it again and try to hear what you are hearing, and it still would work, and to me , it wouldn't make the song lose any power if it was sung like that.

    I do think you are right though.. I also don't think the line ' I am so broken by it isn't you's.. It's just " I am so broken by 'it isn't you' ,

  11. John Pilat

    I always thought it was "state line borders"

  12. Gabe Hampton

    My interpretation of the lyrics: There's a river between us now: Some say mine borders some broken town: Some singing sailors doing what they please : Now I'm down to selling prayers on my knees : I held your eyes, your innocence : In the face of bad times and 'where it wents' : There's no wind on this bitter earth :Time and distance claim my blues for what they're worth: I'd call your name when I grew scared: I'd write your home if you were there

  13. Gabe Hampton

    Line after this one: I'd write your home if If you were there.................. I am so broken by 'it isn't you's' : Only life can heal and see me through: When it rings I'm all alone: Confused by lonely headed for home: Some singing sailors doing what they please: Now I'm down to selling prayers on my knees: There's a river between us now: Some say mine borders some broken town: Some singing sailors doing what they please : Now, I'm down to selling prayers on my knees ( repeat last line once)