Ships That Don't Come In

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Joe Diffie

Joe Logan Diffie (born December 28, 1958) is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records' Nashville division in 1990. Between then and 2004, Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Son… more »

I could tell he'd had a tough life
By the way he sat and stared 
And me, I'd come to push and shove 
So I pulled up a chair 

We talked of roads untraveled 
We talked of love untrue 
Of strings that come unraveled 
We were kings and kindred fools
And just when I'd hit bottom 
That old man raised his glass 
And said at least we had our chances 
There's those who never have

So here's to all the soldiers 
Who have ever died in vain 
The insane locked up in themselves 
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever 
For ships that don't come in

He said it's only life's illusions 
That bring us to this bar 
To pick up these old crutches 
And compare each others scars 
'Cause the things we're calling heartache 
Hell, they're hardly worth our time 
We bitch about a dollar 
When there's those without a dime

And as he ordered one last round 
He said I guess we can't complain 
God made life a gamble 
And we're still in the game

So here's to all the soldiers 
Who have ever died in vain 
The insane locked up in themselves 
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever 
For ships that don't come in

Written by: DAVE GIBSON, PAUL NELSON

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