Sails Along the Coast 2011

An older version of this song appears earlier in this album. I re-recorded it sometime around 2010 using my new Macintosh computer and Protools 9.0 recording program... with the help of my old pal, Bill McDonald.


Sails Along the Coast 2011


It's not the same as when I first noticed my days

And confusion seems so often such a gentle haze

And though the views of what to do are even fewer now

I feel somehow less confused but I couldn't answer how


I'd rather spend my days in sails along the coast

But pain don't change with places, it's always just as close

Perhaps there's something we could do to bring us sense

As here among our situations we look for some defense


And it's a beginning, the things I feel right now comin' on

It's a beginning, though vague and without control

Slide me to the tide and let me go

Slide me to the tide and let me go...


The edges of the islands curve up from the sea

And like my life and times, they float past me

And so the dreams of former scenes come to my mind

And as I lay on the deck, I slip in time


And it's a beginning, the things I feel right now comin' on

It's a beginning, though vague and without control

Slide me to the tide and let me go

Slide me to the tide and let me go

Slide me to the tide and let me go

Let me go...


© Fielding Darden, August 1978, Raleigh NC
Cedar Lane Tune Shop, Stovall NC 2011
I think I'm playing everything on this one.