Safe Harbor

Story Behind The Song

Safe Harbor is my poetic perspective on that state of mind of seeking a respite from the harsh world. Life can be like sailing in a tiny dinghy on a vast and rough sea. Musically, this is a complex song that stretched my musical vocabulary. Especially the B-diminished chord--so beautiful. Sounds like the ocean to me.

Song Description

Quiet, slower tempo with acoustic guitar, piano, strings, and pedal steel accompanying metaphors and allegorical lyrics of a sailor seeking a safe place in a harsh world.

Song Length 3:06 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - General
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Nonviolent Subject Loneliness, Ocean, Sea
Similar Artists Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones Language English
Era 2000 and later


I'm searching for a safe harbor
A cove, a cave, some kindness and some care
Rogue waves hiding shallow reefs
I run aground and find no comfort there

Lured by phantom lighthouse glow
Shipwrecked on the rocks below
Dragged down by the undertow
I loved you more than you'll ever know

I'm searching for a safe harbor
No makeshift lean-to a squall can blow away
Steady mooring anchored to the shore
A sheltered haven to keep the storms at bay

Set my foot on a solid landing
Weary of courageous commanding
A place where love is less demanding
Where I might rest in ease and understanding

I'm sailing toward a safe harbor
I navigate this rough and raging sea
Cold confusion on a moonless night
A solitary polestar guiding me

Guide me through the starry night
Awaken me at morning's light
Tell me everything's all right
Lay me down within your sight

And forever dwell within my safe harbor

© 2011 Big Purr Music, LLC

Lyrics Susan K. Fitzgerald Music Susan K. Fitzgerald
Producer Susan K. Fitzgerald and Larry Beaird Publisher Big Purr Music, LLC
Performance Susie Fitzgerald Label Big Purr Music, LLC
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