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Shiver Me Timbers Lyrics

from Live at Last

"Shiver Me Timbers" is track #10 on the album Live at Last. It was written by Tom Waits.
"Shiver Me Timbers" is track #10 on the album Live at Last. It was written by Tom Waits.

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Well, I'm leavin' my family, leavin' all my friends
My body's at home, but my heart's in the wind
Where the clouds are like headlines upon a new front page sky
My tears are salt water, the moon's full and high

And I know Martin Eden would be proud of me
And many before me been called by the sea
Come up to the crows nest singin' your saying
Shiver me timbers, I'm sailing away

And the fog's lifting, the sand's shifting, I'm drifting on out
Old Captain Ahab's got nothin' on me
Swallow me, don't follow me, I travel alone
The water's my daughter, I skip like a stone

And the fog's lifting, the sand is shifting, I'm drifting on out
Old Captain Ahab I'm longing to hear from you
Swallow me, don't follow me, I'm traveling alone
The water, she's my daughter, I'll skip like a stone

Please call my family, tell them not to cry
Goodbyes is written by the moon in the sky
Nobody knows me, I got no reason to stay
So shiver me timbers, I'm sailing away

Songwriters
TOM WAITS

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