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Rapunzel Have you written a song recently? (65* d) RE: Have you written a song recently? 15 Apr 08

Well since you asked...

I used to write loads of songs (perhaps too many), but nowadays maybe a only couple a year. As luck would have it though I wrote this last week.

The Wreck of The Riverdance

Stranded on the shore I lie abandoned and alone
Never reached my destination and I'm never going home
I curse the wave that left me here on that fateful stormy night
I've tried in vain to float again, but I can no longer fight

So many tides have come and gone since I've been waiting here
The days turn into weeks and now the months move through the year
Thousands came to marvel at the beauty on the beach
But visitors are fewer now and hope seems out of reach

These sands have been the death of many greater ships than I
What dignity is left for me? Just break me where I lie
Still I dream of better times and the memories remain
Can't keep the deep beneath my feet and I'll never dance again

As the title suggests it was inspired by the wrecked ship the Riverdance which has lain on Anchorsholme sands since 31st January. Later the same day I wrote it they announced that she would indeed be broken on the sands, having tried and failed to refloat.

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