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David Piper: Music

Rudder & Sail

(David Piper)
August 2, 2002
David PIper
For anyone who has been made to believe, for whatever reason, that they are not worthy of the right to live as they choose.
Rudder & Sail D. Piper

Don't you look at me and wonder
Don't you bow your head
Don't you think to yourself
That I'd be better off dead
Gotta body gotta spirit gotta mind of my own
I can make my own choices
I can have my own home

Chorus
First you lead me by the hand
Show me where to sing
Open up some space and let me spread my wings
Let me fly when I'm ready
Let me fall when I fail
And I will learn
I will learn
I will learn to work the rudder and sail
I will learn
I will learn
I will learn to work the rudder and sail
Rudder and sail, rudder and sail
Learn to work the rudder and sail
Rudder and sail, rudder and sail
Learn to work the rudder and sail

Gotta place in this community
A vote I can cast
I'm the key to the future
I'm the truth of the past
Might not meet your expectations of a human being
But I'm worth as much as anyone you've ever seen

Chorus

When my ship is ready
I'll be waiting on deck
I will know every plank, every inch, every speck
In the name of human dignity we'll call it respect
And we'll carry her promise
'Til the day of our death

Chorus (ocapella)

Chorus