Sail On


In 2007, I wrote this song for a little boy named Mason who, despite suffering from life-threatening spina bifida, (a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth,) was one of the most optimistically energetic and joyful people I have ever met.

It is a song about purpose, trust, and taking action.

“Sail On”sailing

God has a plan for me, I know.
I won’t be left out on the shore.
Sail on. Sail on. Sail on.

There’s a connection that runs right through the middle of a man.
There’s a connection that can’t be broken.
Keep it open with your heart, with your heart.
That’s the only strength you’ll need today.

Albatross with a broken wing,
What’s in your heart will make you sing.
You don’t need those feathers
To keep your dream together.

Like the sunlight dancing on the waves,
Despite the storm clouds, I’ll be brave.
It only takes one thing to save a man from himself.
Sail on. Sail on. Sail on.

You listen to your daddy:
There just ain’t nothin’ you can’t do.
You listen to your daddy. He knows the truth:
There just ain’t nothin’ you can’t do.
For there are sailors and there are saints.
There are can-dos and there are cain’ts.
Sail on. Sail on. Sail on.

Like the sunlight, you’ll be dancing on the waves.
Despite the storm clouds, we will be brave.
It only takes one thing to save a man from himself.
Sail on. Sail on. Sail on.

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