Six Months in a Leaky Boat

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Split Enz were one of the most successful New Zealand musical acts of the 1980s. Formed in the early 1970s and variously featuring Phil Judd and brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn, the band would go on to achieve chart success in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada ‒ most notably with their 1980 sing… more »

When I was a young boy
I wanted to sail around the world 
That's the life for me, living on the sea
 Spirit of a sailor, circumnavigates the globe 
The lust of a pioneer, will acknowledge no frontier 
I remember you by, thunderclap in the sky
 Lightning flash, tempers flare,
'round the horn if you dare
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
 Lucky just to keep afloat 

Aotearoa, rugged individual
 Glisten like a pearl, at the bottom of the world 
The tyranny of distance, didn't stop the cavalier 
So why should it stop me, I'll conquer and stay free
Ah c'mon all you lads, let's forget and forgive 
There's a world to explore, tales to tell back on shore 
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
Six months in a leaky boat

Ship-wrecked love can be cruel 
Don't be fooled by her kind
There's a wind in my sails 
Will protect and prevail 
I just spent six months in a leaky boat
 Nothing to it leaky boat.

Written by: TIM FINN, NEIL FINN, ANTHONY RAYNER, GEOFFREY CROMBIE, NIGEL PHILIP GRIGGS

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