/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1.23 USD  or more

     

lyrics

Boat on the water
no sail and no oar
no wave and no moon
open or shut door
unmoving unanchored
unstable unsure
no fishing pole
so no bite at the lure
boat on the water
the fish swirl below
the stars above twinkle
which way will it go?
at the lake's center
stuck in a black hole
how did it get there
and what is its goal?

Boat on the water
what is its game
has it known pleasure
and mated with pain?
does it know fatus
and will 'o the wisp?
has it lighted the lantern
that floats on the mist?
does it know heat
and can it perspire?
has it walled itself in
with the bricks of hell's fire?

Boat on the water
what does it want?
it wants more than anything
to be what you won't
but how will it be?
and how will it know?
how will it cast current
and ride out the flow?
look at the algae
at bow and at stern
how long it has waited
how little it's learned!

Boat on the water
no sail and no oar
no wave and no moon
open or shut door
at the lake's center
stuck in a black hole
how did it get there
and what is its goal?

credits

from The Shore of Your Heart, released October 8, 2016

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

One Hand Clap Chiang Mai, Thailand

One Hand Clap is an American solo artist living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Beyond music, Bard is a life coach, novelist, and absurdist. He’s been to jail, lived in Russia, been married to a psychic, loved a junky, and been so sick he thought he might die. If he hasn't been smoking too much, he can hold his breath for 2 ½ minutes. ... more

contact / help

Contact One Hand Clap

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns