Ship of State

Words and music by Bill Price

Assailed at sea - a seadog's salt
It's in your face - it's not your fault
A slave to his mad charade

The compass spins like a crazy top
The captain's cracked - he will not stop
He'll kill his crew and he'll not be swayed

But a mutineer is bound to be born
Among the souls that swab the deck
Don't you wait another seasick year
Sound the song the world has yet - the song the world has yet to hear

You've got to turn - you've got to turn this ship around

Take your aim and make your mark
Change this stinking ship into a gracious ark
The winds of faith will fill your sail

So rock the boat and rock the vote
Steal the horn and blast that note
Tell the world you will not fail

The captain's soul's been sold for a cast off dove
The crew is better for the deal
The treasure's dignity, justice and love
A bounty we'll never have to steal - it's one we'll never have to steal

We've got to turn - We've got to turn this ship around

Now you're a sailor dog
So grab the captain's log
This ship of state is sailing home

You've got to turn - you've got to turn this ship around

© 2006 Mr. Quill Music (BMI)