mae – the fisherman song (we all need love)

Tonight I find it hard to sleep,
each sound and squeak I hear keeps me staring at the ceiling
Oh, it’s dark as night outside and I can’t stand the quiet that it brings me
And i’ve got too much on my mind,
I think it’s time to take a drive and leave it all behind
I’ve got a song that’s halfway there, I think it needs the ocean air
I’m going to grab my guitar and get in my car

Oh, I need some understanding, I need a little love
Going to speed down to the oceanside in a race with the stars above

With my guitar in hand and toes touching the sand I can see the sun is coming
Colors fill and crack the sky with purple, silver, and golden light
drawing the day from night
On the shoreline a fisherman with bait on his line and a rod in his hand
is ready to greet the day
He turns around to notice me and the two of us are patiently waiting for the sun’s rays

Oh, I just need need some understanding and a little love
And somehow I am thinking now I could get what I’ve been dreaming of
But this fisherman is closing in, I think he could be crazy

He says,
“Won’t you ride with me?  Oh, I could use the company
I’ve got a fish to catch and you have got a song to sing”

He eyes were anchors as the boat would sway
“What would like to say?  You have my attention”

“I see you came out here to write your song, but you don’t have too long
so show me what you’re working with
I’d like to give you a little something and you may think it’s nothing on first listen:
In the time it takes you to make love, you could break love,
waste love, and throw it all away
But all you need is faith and hope will bring a brighter day
And every time that you love, let it lift someone else up
If somebody tries to burn you, give him your hand in turn
and pick him up when he’s all alone
Now if you find yourself getting frustrated,
try not to get too jaded or you could go insane like me”

“I tell you, man you must be crazy or am I always lazy when it comes to love?
With every failure and turning tide I toss the boomerang
but ah, it never comes back to me
So have some faith, you say, and hope will find its way?
Well I doubt what you’re sure of when it seems to me the greatest of these is love…
But it’s so hard to love”

Well, we were sitting on his boat, our backs to each other
He was giving me a little time
And all that he said was hurting my head
wondering how to leave the selfishness behind
All that I could say is:
“It’s so hard to love… the way that you want me to!”

I stepped off the boat and thanked the man, not sure what I was thankful for
When I turned back around to see him again, he was already gone
Walking back from the water to my guitar, that’s when the light came on
I knew what he was talking about, I knew how to finish my song:

Oh, I just need some understanding, I need a little love
And I want to sing my song to somebody who doubts what they’re made of
Oh, we all need some understanding, we all need love

We all need love!


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