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Rock - Alternative | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 224   
Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

I really felt detached from my faith and used the image of a lone, sinking ship on the ocean to describe my feelings. The ship finds a harbor to hide within. The sailor finds a weight around his neck (ancient mariner allusion), but is saved from the weight by someone he didn't even believe existed. Then he asks, "can I be saved again?" if he was once a believer, but grew faithless. There at the point of lost faith, the one he didn't believe in appears.

Story Behind the Song

At the bottom of the ocean, in a long submarine, with water rising inside and air becoming poor, I imagined myself--trying to sum up the good and the bad that makes up my story and wondering if I was saved from my sins as a boy, could I be saved again. There is a great advantage to knowing your death is near-you can prepare. But first you have to believe that there is something to prepare for...


On a Ship on the Ocean (for the Russian Submarine ?KuRSK?)

On a ship on the ocean
I will find...a harbor to hide away
On a ship on the ocean
I will make...this bed my resting grave

If I could ever wake up
Would I be strong enough to push myself again?
If I would lift my lips to the cup

Will I become the man who sees you through to the end?

Can I be saved again?
Can I be saved again?
Can I be saved again?

On a ship on the ocean
I will find....a lover to keep my faith
On a ship on the ocean
I will cry...out to the Lord

If I could ever afford
To keep from turning away
I could be the man who is unafraid
....of anything
May my path not be bent!

On a ship on the ocean
I had found a weight around my neck
On a ship on the ocean
I was saved by you when I thought that you were dead

On a ship on the ocean
I will the Lord *** fin***

Song Length
Rock - Alternative, Rock - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Cool, Composed

Subject Matter
Loneliness, Heaven

Similar Artists
The Cure, Radiohead
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Rory White
Music Credits Rory White and Copa
Producer Credits Rory White and Jon Brawner