Why would I set my whole life afloat,
put all that I have in this broken boat?
Because this broken boat is my only hope,
all my chances in one desperate throw.
No house stands now where I once called home,
that land, my land is a field of bleached bones,
so I must float away from what was once mine,
risk everything left for the life of my child,
for the little one born of peaceful mind,
who clings to me like a memory from happier times.
Into this sea of tears I drop my hands
and push away from my beloved homeland,
I pray that we make it to kinder sands
that will love my child, as do I, a dead man.