Great Big Sea
Great Big Sea Fisherman's Lament D A G A I stand in my doorway as the moon rises high D A G A Over glorious ocean, reflects the bright sky D A G A My heart it is aching, so much I could die D A G A I've known only the ocean, since I was a boy CHORUS: D A And I spent my whole life, out there on the sea G A Some government bastard now takes it from me D A D It's not just the fish, they've taken my pride G A D I feel so ashamed that I just want to hideI fished with my father, so long long ago We were proud of our trade, and in us it did show We held our heads high, there was lots of fish then That was the time, when we were proud men We challenged great storms and sometimes we won Faced death and disaster, we rose with the sun We worked and we toiled, we strained our men brane We were a proud people, will we ere be again? CHORUS My father is gone now, and the fish are gone too. Abused and mis-managed, oh what can we do? I'm too old to change, but what of my sons, How will they know that we weren't the ones? DFO regulations permitted the rape Of our beautiful ocean, from head land to cape They brought in big trollers, they tore up our twine Politians don't care for whats yours or whats mine! CHORUS You brave Newfoundlanders, now listen to me Shove the package to hell, go back to the sea If we don't stand our ground, we will fade away And the bones of our fathers will turn into clay And I spent my whole life, out there on the sea Some government bastard now takes it from me It's not just the fish, they've taken my pride I feel so ashamed that I just want to die. Back to the sea.