In the lands across the sea
who would die to know what you know
Or be what you can be?
Have you seen their shuffling shadows
Fall across the shores of time
As they struggle through life's hardships
That for you are just a game?
Have you felt the silver waters
slip across your outstretched hand
As you sail into the mystery
Of a new and unknown land?
Have you felt the burning noonday
When you step out on the shore
And looked into the faces
Of earths sons you thought were lore?
Have you seen their naked chests
And their eyes so full of wonder?
Have you felt like some strange ghost
A sight for them to ponder?
Have you ever sunken through a cloudbank
Past a mountain range so tall
That its peaks blazed white with snow
While the valley wore a hot dusty shawl?
Did you ever touch a rainbow
Of faces young and old
Of hearts on fire with hunger
For treasures finer than gold?
Have you looked into a darkness
So thick with ancient sin
That it seemed the brightest torch
Could not dare to enter in?
Have you felt the evil curse,
Far bigger than your soul
That is reaching for it's victims
While we think life is just a stroll?
If you haven't tasted wonder
Sweet in the midst of bitter fate,
If you haven't known the sunshine
Cutting through the world's hate,
Than come fly with me for an hour
For I've got something you must see
The world inside a nutshell,
Just a sip to you from me.
Open wide the door of your heart
Drink just as much as you can,
Let your adventurous spirit fly with me
As we sail across the land.