One Storm From Home

Words and music by Robbie Smith

Ice on the railing and snow in my eyes
Too rough for sailing and too late to hide
Lower the canvas, we’ll ride out the storm
One storm away from our families and home

This old girl is creaking, she’s nearing her time
The side planks are leaking, but she’ll come through just fine
Our provisions are low and there’s no keeping warm
But remember good lads we’re just one storm from home

One storm away from our home
Lashed by the waves, stung by the spray
With the wind cutting clean to the bone
But soon we’ll be safe
We’re one storm away from our home

Reciting old letters from loved ones and friends
Stained by the weather or lost to the wind
My mem’ry is clear, but the night’s getting black
There’s no moving forward, there’s no turning back

A glimpse of a lighthouse that blinks in the west
A beacon that guides us to a well deserved rest
The wind’s getting greedy and gathering foam
But just keep your heads boys, we’re one storm from home…

One storm away from our home – from our home
Lashed by the waves, stung by the spray
With the wind cutting clean to the bone
But soon we’ll be safe
We’re one storm away from our home
We’re one storm away from our home
Just one storm away

A storm ridden voyage to the ends of the earth
Stretching our courage and testing our worth
Well, we’ve known worse than this one, we’re holding our own
And this is the last one, we’re one storm from home

One storm away from our home – from our home
Lashed by the waves, stung by the spray
With the wind cutting clean to the bone
But soon we’ll be safe
We’re one storm away from our home
From our home
One storm away, one storm away…from our home

(Well, we’re one storm)
(well, we’re one storm from home)
(Well, we’re one storm) With the wind cutting clean to the bone
(Well, we’re one storm) One storm, one storm
(Well, we’re one storm) With the wind cutting clean to the bone
(Well, we’re one storm) One storm, one storm
Repeat and fade