David Crosby Columbus

Better keep your distance from this whale

Better keep your boat from going astray

Find yourself a partner and treat them well

Try to give them shelter night and day

‘Cause here in the blue light

Far away from the fireside

Things can get twisted and crazy and crowded

You can’t even feel right

So I dream of Columbus

Every time the panic starts

I dream of Columbus

With your maps and your beautiful charts

I dream of Columbus

There’s an ache in a traveling heart

See how the cormorant swoops and dives

Must be a thrill to go that deep

Down to the basement of this life

Down to where the mermaid gently sleeps

Not like here in the blue light

Far away from the fireside

Where things get twisted and

Haunted and crowded

You can’t even feel right

So I dream of Columbus

Every time the panic starts

I dream of Columbus

With your maps and your beautiful charts

I dream of Columbus

There’s an ache in a traveling heart

As the tide must ebb and flow

I am dragged down under

I wait the livelong day

For an end to my hunger

So I dream of Columbus

Every time the panic starts

I dream of Columbus

With your maps and your beautiful charts

I dream of Columbus

There’s an ache in a traveling heart