"Wooden Ships" lyrics - CROSBY & NASH

"Wooden Ships"
(David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Paul Kantner)

[Nash:] If you smile at me I will really understand
'Cause that is something
Everybody everywhere does in the same language
[Crosby:] I can see by your coat, my friend you're from the other side
'Cos there's just one thing that I like to know
Can you tell me please who won our damn war?
[Nash:] Say can I have some of your purple berries?
[Crosby:] Yes, I've been eating them
For six or seven weeks now, now haven't got sick once
[Crosby and Nash:] Probably keep us both alive

Wooden ships on the water very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline let us be
Talkin' very free and easy

Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cries
We can stare as all human feelings die
We are leaving, you don't , you don't, don't mmm...

Go take your sister then by the hand
Lead her out of this foreign land
Far away where we might laugh again
We are leaving, you don't, you don't ...

And it's a fair wind
Blowin' warm out of the south over my shoulder
I guess I'm gonna set a course and go