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Longing For The Sea

On a dark night
waves caressed the white sand
on the Shetlands
long ago

Seal skins
lay there in the white sand
from the mermaids
who had taken them off

A young lad passed and
they fled into the sea
All mermaids but one
from whom he stole the skin
so she would stay with him 

Since she had no other place to go
she followed him, from home away
She said “I do” but she didn’t know
her only wish would increase day by day

“Oh, I’m longing for the sea
more than I want to be with you
Dive into the endless blue
Dreams about freedom
only in my fantasy
Oh, I’m longing for the sea”

The young lad
was entwined in affection
with ever less reciprocation
She was stranded in lost territory

Silently she was
lamenting all her agony
She wasn’t free

One day, in a corner of the room
Petrified, she saw her skin
She left behind her selfish groom
and joy fulfilled her deep from within

“I’ve been longing for the sea
more than I wanted to be with you
Dive into the endless blue
Dreams about freedom
which are now reality
I’ve been longing for the sea

I’ve been longing for the sea
more than I wanted to be with you …

I’ve been longing for the sea
Feel the embrace of the endless blue
Finally, my dreams came true
Dreams about freedom
Finally‚ I’m free
I’ve been longing for the sea”

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