When the Ship Comes in (Bob Dylan) Oh the time will come when the winds will stop And the breeze will cease to be breathing Like a stillness in the wind 'fore the hurricane begins The hour that the ship comes in. Then the sea will split and the ship will hit And the sands on the shore line will be shaking Then the tide will sound and the waves will pound And the morning will be breaking. O the fishes will laugh as they swim out of the path And the seagulls they'll be smiling And the rocks on the sand will proudly stand, the hour... And the words that are used for to get the ship confused Will not be understood as they are spoken For the chains of the sea will have busted in the night And be buried at the bottom of the ocean. A song will lift as the mainsail shifts And the boat drifts on to the shoreline And the sun will respect every face on the deck, the hour... Then the sands will roll out a carpet of gold For your weary toes to be a touching And the ship's wise men will remind you once again That the whole wide world is watching. Oh the foes will rise with the sleep still in their eyes And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreaming But they'll pinch themselves and squeal As they know that it's for real, the hour... Then they'll raise their hands saying we'll meet all your demands But we'll shout from the bow, your days are numbered And like Pharaoh's tribe they'll be drowned in the tide And like Goliath they'll be conquered. Copyright Warner Bros. SS
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