Across the Border

The Voyage


Apprehension grips as we board on to the deck,
Fears and trepidation hang like a noose around our neck.
The sentence does not fit the crime the judge relayed to me,
To live in chains and squalor for the next six months at sea.
A petty crime no more no less is what I carried out,
The need for food and shelter is what it was about.
A deal was done to work my keep for lodgings and some food,
But when it came to leaving I triggered off a feud.

(Chorus)
No one’s heart is broken as I leave these shores behind,
No one to remember if we shared in some good times.
Maybe it was just as well I loved and ran away,
No tattoos on my arm will remind me of that day.

My fellow inmates scrap and fight for every morsel gleaned,
The officers enjoy the sight but never intervene.
This hell can’t last I tell myself we’re human after all,
But God’s a million miles away forgotten in the squall.

I won’t be broke my resolve is clear to last the journey through,
No friends are made no bonds engaged no one to pay my due.
And if I make it to the other side I promise I will change,
No more free will or come what may it’s time to act my age.

(Chorus)
No one’s heart is broken as I leave these shores behind,
No one to remember if we shared in some good times.
Maybe it was just as well I loved and ran away,
No tattoos on my arm will remind me of that day.

Its two years since I left the ship decanted at the port,
Half the man that left the land that sentenced me in Court.
To travel aimlessly in this place of heat and barren land,
To curse the day I broke the law and stepped onto this sand.

(Chorus)
No one’s heart is broken as I leave these shores behind,
No one to remember if we shared in some good times.
Maybe it was just as well I loved and ran away,
No tattoos on my arm will remind me of that day
.

(Jameson/Rowley)