The Water (Flynn Johnny)

All that I have is a river The river is always my home Lord, take me away For I just cannot stay Or I’ll sink in my skin and my bones The water sustains me without even trying The water can’t drown me, I’m done With my dying Please help me build a small boat One that’ll ride on the flow Where the river runs deep And the larger fish creep I’m glad of what keeps me afloat The water sustains me without even trying The water can’t drown me, I’m done With my dying Now deeper the water I sail And faster the current I’m in That each night brings the stars And the song in my heart Is a tune for the journeyman’s tale The water sustains me without even trying The water can’t drown me, I’m done With my dying Now the land that I knew is a dream And the line on the distance grows faint So wide is my river The horizon a sliver The artist has run out of paint The water sustains me without even trying The water can’t drown me, I’m done With my dying Where the blue of the sea meets the sky And the big yellow sun leads me home I’m everywhere now The way is a vow To the wind of each breath by and by The water sustains me without even trying The water can’t drown me, I’m done With my dying