David Buskin - Watery Grave

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co-written with David Buskin. Living with a cowardly act. Inspired by the wreck of the Concordia


Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you a tale
Of a man who was born to the sea and the sail / I was the captain of a mighty, mighty ship / A thousand feet long from her tail to her tip/ The weather was clear on that January night / The course had been charted / The shore was in sight
When an uncharted rock, like a serpent of doom / Ripped a hole in her side, turned my ship to a tomb / When duty and honor meet darkness and fear
Where do you stand when your demons appear / The people on board trusted me to be brave / Thirty-two died in a watery grave / Thirty-two died in a watery grave
I was raised on stories, by men of the sea
Wondrous tales of courage and gallantry
And I was sure that if that moment ever came/I would join the legends, I would stake my claim / “Get back on board! screamed a voice from the deck / I’d abandoned my ship to save my own neck /“Get back on board” screamed my brain loud and clear/But I stood there watching, anchored by fear / Many years gone since my ship went down / I’ll live in this bottle ‘til I finally drown/Thirty-two died when their captain took flight It should have been me lying dead that night / “Get Back on board!” screams the voice in my mind/Each night when I see all the souls left behind / And the whiskey’s not working so well anymore There are ghosts that I see in each glass that I pour / When duty and honor meet darkness and fear / Which will you choose when the reckoning’s here
I always expected myself to be brave
While thirty-two lie in a watery grave


from Click, released March 13, 2014
David Buskin: piano, guitar
Jason Rafalak: bass
Neale Eckstein: guitar



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Neale Eckstein Boston, Massachusetts

Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Photographer, Songwriter and makes excellent peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Neale has recorded dozens of singer/songwriters at his Fox Run Studio. This project combines all of his passions. Thirty-four musicians play and sing on this CD. ... more

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