Waves Roll In

from by Stenders

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If your life is boring you, maybe you should be a pirate. Or perhaps, maybe not.


Waves roll in
I watch them from the shore
While I think about the ancient lore
And wish it could pertain to me
How exciting my life could be
A great hero
Is known for all of time
An average Joe disappears in to the slime
Whether he's caring or just plain mean
Selfish or in high esteem.

Maybe I'll break down and show the world some lip
Wait there I see some sort of great big pirate ship
It beckons to me to swim aboard it
Time to roll the dice I don't give a shit

"Yarg, welcome aboard the Dark Emerald
I could tell ye was a scallywag from miles away
Anyway, you know how to sail? Oh no bother
Here take your sword boy, welcome aboard to the slaughter"

"Look out Captain, he's right behind you
I see the boy he's trying to save you"

Captain is dead, so we turn our head
To the new boy who saved our lives, ahoy!

Now that I've chosen this life
It's filled with strife
Not that I've hurt and maimed
Is this my fame?

Waves roll in, I sit upon the helm
As we find a ship to overwhelm
I was nobody before
Not I live a life free of bore
But my friends and folks that I once knew
Are lost to me on the ocean blue
Was this excitement worth the cost?
Was it worth losing what I've lost?
Wake up now.


from Stenders, released October 30, 2011
All music (except drums) written and played by Sten
Drums written and played by Anders



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Stenders Charlottesville, Virginia

Stenders is a band started by Sten and Anders Hasselquist. It started out when the two brothers, at the suggestion of their mother, used one SM57 mic and a computer to record several improvised song to give to their extended family members during the holidays. That way, they wouldn't have to spend real money. However, the recordings actually didn't sound too bad, and something more serious evolved ... more

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