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Wake Of A Great Lakes Freighter


Lyrics

"Wake Of A Great Lakes Freighter"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

You can surf in Hawaii, you can surf in California

In the Columbia River, they don’t even try to warn ya

You can surf in Australia, and Mexico too 

You can surf in a wave pool, ‘till your face turns blue


But pay no attention to those who say it’s safe to do it 

Don’t listen to the dudes who say there’s nothing to it


You can surf in the wake of a great lakes freighter

But you might get hurt in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You could get chopped by a prop in the wake of a great lakes freighter

And you can’t stop ‘till it’s docked in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You’re gonna wish you never had the guts

When you’re fish food, they’re gonna say you were nuts

It’s no place for a klutz, in the wake of a great lakes frieghter


Might get your picture in the paper, when you’re dead and gone 

An urban legend that’ll  always live on

You might get your own display in some Michigan museum 

With your board and your leash for tourists to come and see ‘em


Pay no attention to those who say it’s safe to do it 

Don’t listen to the dudes who say there’s nothing to it


It's true you can surf in the wake of a great lakes freighter

But you might get hurt in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You could get chopped by a prop in the wake of a great lakes freighter

And you can’t stop ‘till it’s docked in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You’re gonna wish you never had the guts

When you’re fish food, they’re gonna say you were nuts

It’s no place for a klutz, in the wake of a great lakes frieghter


You won’t see a shark, don’t have to worry about a gator 

But you’ll be well on your way to meet your creator

There ain’t no way for you to put on the brake 

So take this advice, and don’t make a mistake

Think twice before you partake 


If you make it to shore, in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You’ll be tempted for more, in the wake of a great lakes freighter

Might hit your head on a rock, in the wake of a great lakes freighter

And in a state of shock, in the wake of a great lakes freighter

You can only float so long, and you might never be saved

A watery grave could be the price you’ll pay

To ride the ultimate wave, in the wake of a great lakes freighter


Copyright © ℗ 2006 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Wake Of A Great Lakes Freighter
Album cover photo by Lenore Cooley
Song from the album Lakeside Landing
Position Track # 7
Duration 3:47
Released June 21st, 2006
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre reggae, ska, mento
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, acoustic bass, drums, percussion, ship's bell, amped acoustic guitar solo
Track Chronology
"Lakeside Landing"

(#6)
"Wake Of A Great Lakes Freighter"
(#7)
"Lonely Lover's Lullaby"

(#8)
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Brief Description

A reggae-ish acoustic song about surfing in Michigan.

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