You’ve had small freedoms
Tiny dirt inn, hidden life,
Pretty cage to look out of

How long before a crew conscripted you
Sent you to a brigand’s isle
To serve a corsair’s carnal cravings

I could never give you freedom, Mary
That is your choice alone
I offer you the chance
To be part of something more

Under whatever god you call to,
Whatever court you look to,
I’ll not see my sisters as cargo
Are we at odds in this?

Always there will be consequence
Cause and effect, tide in... tide out
All for the better

But what more is out there?
What more to discover?
Does the ocean await me
Like a destined lover?

I’ve only ever fought against the tide
Here are women who will fight for me,
By my side
I long to escape
But not to forget myself


from Brides Of Tortuga, released October 26, 2016
Composed by Jon Birkholz
Arranged by Jon Birkholz
Lyrics by Mike Martino



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