Nowhere Near The Sea

Tonight I hear the waves but I’m nowhere near the sea
The ocean that I hear is the one inside of me
The eyes are looking forward but the heart keeps looking back
It gets so hard to care now to bother keeping track
To bother keeping track
There was a time
I would have fought every man for you
Now it seems
My fighting days are through

Words are only words but we turn them into gifts
Then we seem confused as their meaning slowly shifts
I don’t want you thinking this is easy for me to say
That I’m playing with words in my usual way
In my usual way

You’re the kind of woman all men hope to find
But we will always lose you first your body then your mind
I won’t say I’m lucky but I know sometimes I am
There are times I feel too much and times I don’t give a damn
I don’t give a damn
There was a time
I would have fought every man for you
Now it seems
My fighting days are through

The bottle is half empty but the glass is still half full
The axe I’m told is falling but the blade is old and dull
Tonight I hear the waves but I’m nowhere near the sea
The ocean that I hear is the one inside of me
The one inside of me