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Shiver Me Timbers Lyrics

from Other Covers

"Shiver Me Timbers" is track #5 on the album Other Covers. It was written by Tom Waits.
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I'm leavin' my fam'ly
Leavin' my friends
My body's at home
But my heart's in the wind

Where the clouds are like headlines
On a new front page sky
My tears are salt water
And the moon's full and high

And I know Martin Eden
Gon' be proud of me
And many before
Who've been called by the sea

To be up in the crow's nest
Singin' my say
Shiver me timbers
I'm sailin' away

The fog's liftin' and the sands are shiftin'
And I'm, I'm driftin' free
Ol' Captain Ahab
He ain't got nothin' on me

C'mon swallow me, don't follow me
I'm travelin' alone
Blue water's my daughter
I'm gonna skip like a stone

Please, call my missus
And tell her I cry
My goodbye is written
By the moon in the sky

And nobody here knows me
I can't fathom my stayin'
Shiver me timbers
I'm sailin' away

Fog's liftin' and the sand's shiftin'
And I'm driftin' free
Ol' Captain Ahab
Ain't got nothin' on me

So swallow me, don't follow me
Travel alone
Blue water's my daughter
And I'm gonna skip like a stone

I'm leavin' my family
I'm leavin' my friends
My body's at home
But my heart's in the wind

Where the, the clouds are like headlines
On a new front page sky
Shiver me timbers
I'm sailin' away

Songwriters
TOM WAITS

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