Starboard Line
(Alan Gebbie, Graeme King)

I just can't believe
How a thought could bring things round
It doesn't bother me
It makes me smile, it makes me frown
There's an open sea
Under sky and a hidden sun
And a certainty
That's been around since time begun

Cause I'm holding on to the Starboard line
Looking out to sea
I've got 16 thoughts that are on my mind
And fragments of memory
Cause I'm holding on to the starboard line
Looking out to sea
I've got 16 thoughts that are on my mind
(And a pocketful of remedies)

All I've left behind
All those lives and all that time
But there's a need to find
A quality I can't define
The sun lights up the sea
And the gulls hang in the breeze
And there's a part of me
That stays behind and will not leave

I just can't believe
How a thought could bring things round
It doesn't bother me
It makes me smile, it makes me frown
There's an open sea
Under sky and a hidden sun
And a certainty
That's been around since time begun