Westport Beach

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United Kingdom IV
2018

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"Westport Beach"
londonvision

Music & Lyrics: Andy Brook

Photo


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Lyrics

Dawn was breaking and I couldn't sleep
So I took my cares to the beach
Found a little hollow, sheltered from the wind
And settled down to see what the day would bring

Not a soul out there to break the peace
As I lost myself on Westport Beach
I gathered up my troubles, held them in my hand
Then I ran my fingers through the golden sand

The waves rise up as if in greeting
They beguile me with their grace
With the moon's reflected power
So intense, yet so much space
And I wish the waves would carry me out
As far as I can see
Where there is a little fishing boat
So far from the quay

Mid day now and the swell is high
Surfers skate between sea and sky
The fastest one of all becomes a bird and flies away
I dream that I might follow it one day

The waves rise up as if in greeting
They beguile me with their grace
With the moon's reflected power
So intense, yet so much space
And I wish the waves would carry me out
As far as I can see
Where there is a little fishing boat
So far from the quay
And a sailor who is looking back at me
And a sailor who is looking back...

The Shipping Forecast

The area forecast for the next 24 hours...
Viking, north-west, 5 or 6, becoming variable, 3 or 4
Slight or moderate; fair, good
Fastnet, Irish Sea, north, becoming variable
Then south-west later, 3 or 4
Slight or moderate, becoming slight, fair, good
Malin, Hebrides, northerly or north-westerly 4 or 5
Occasionally 6 in east, slight or moderate, fair, good

Evening falls, the sky grows deep
With the red of night; it's time to sleep
The glory of the sunset, with heaven in its reach
And at last I found myself, on Westport Beach

The waves rise up as if in greeting
They beguile me with their grace
With the moon's reflected power
So intense, yet so much space
And I wish the waves would carry me out
As far as I can see
Where there is a little fishing boat
So far from the quay
And a sailor who is looking back at me


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