Fisherman's Blues (The Waterboys)

First played

August 15, 2004

Last played

May 27, 2017

Times played

111

Lyrics/Notes

I wish I was a fisherman
Tumblin' on the seas
Far away from dry land
And it's bitter memories
Casting out my sweet line
With abandonment and love
No ceiling bearin' down on me
Save the starry sky above

A light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

A light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

I wish I was the brakeman
On a hurtlin' fevered train
Crashing headlong into the heartland
Like a cannon in the rain
With the beating of the sleepers
And the burnin' of the coal
Crashing headlong into the heartland
On a night that's full of soul

A light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

Light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

Well I know I will be loosened
From bonds that hold me fast
The chains all around me
Gonna fall away at last
And on that fine and fateful day
I will take thee in my arms
I will ride on the train
I will be the fisherman

With light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

Light in my head
You in my arms
Woohoo!

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