Sailing on a Summer Breeze – peaceful, inspiring.
From beautiful sunsets to glittering blue water, there are many songs that evoke the pleasures (and disasters) that can happen at sea. Stormy waters are often used as metaphors for troubled times. For example, “Wooden Ships” is all about the end of the world after a nuclear attack.
Or sailing in general can evoke ideas of homesickness, a longing for a place that never existed, or for a specific time gone by.
For this post, the poet in me searched for lyrics that describe the freedom of sailing away from all the cares and concerns of the world. They seem like a fitting way to forget the darkness of this summer of extreme heat, of overwhelming fires, and the horrific images of war.
Castaway by Zac Brown Band.
I wanna be a castaway and leave the world behind
Take a tropic holiday, say goodbye to keeping time
Wasting away down by the coast
Pacifico and chasing line
Easy living down in paradise…
Sailing My Boat (Sail Song for Kids) Lingokids
Sailing my boat over the deep blue sea
Sailing my boat, all the islands we’ll see
Sailing my boat look at the big palm tree
Sailing my boat
I want to sail away…
Into the Mystic by Van Morrison (a classic)
We were born before the wind
Also, younger than the sun
‘Ere the bonnie boat was won
As we sailed into the mystic
Hark now, hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly
Into the mystic.
Sail Into the Sun by Gentlemen Hall
I’ll make the clouds a carpet and canopy
Won’t touch the ground
I’ll stay up here just you and me
And I, I’ll pull you closer when you’re floating away
And I, don’t need no reason we’ll just get away
And we sail into the sun, into the sun
Sail into the sun, into the sun
Small canvases available to purchase.
Acrylic with collage elements (sails) available to purchase. Small in size (4 x 4), with a 1.5 " edge, these paintings (blue and pink skies), sit on a shelf or bookcase or next to summer or other holiday memories such seashells, jar of sand, travel photographs, etc.).
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"The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." - James Baldwin.