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Sink Or Swim

A modern nautical version of a blues ballad about a guy warning the gal who just left him for someone else that he will treat her worse and she will surely regret it, with a blues harp solo as instrumental break.

Lyrics

"Sink Or Swim"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

You’re lookin’ for a perfect catch

But when your hook is in, he’s gonna get away

And the bait that you use, you’re surely gonna lose

But it won’t matter anyway

You might have a line on him, but no strength to reel him in

You’re gonna wind up in the water, and then it’s sink or swim


You’re waitin’ for your ship to come in

But when it does, I know it’s goin’ down

It may look safe and sound, it may get you off the ground

But he’s gonna let you drown

I may be goin’ out on a limb, but you can do so much better than him

He’ll make you walk the plank, and then it’s sink or swim


Well there’s so many ships in the ocean

There’s a whole lotta fish in the sea

Don’t forget to take your suntan lotion

'Cause you’re gonna get burned without me


You’re hopin’ for fun in the sun

But when it comes, it’s not gonna last

Clouds will get in the way, and when it starts to rain

The wind’s gonna blow way too fast

You’ll be livin’ in sin, where you just can’t win

You’re goin’ overboard, and then it’s sink or swim


Out past the bay when he casts you away

I won’t be around to hear you cryin’ for help

Since you left me for him yesterday

You’re gonna have to rescue yourself


You thought you could do better, now you’re just a dead letter

You can’t be delivered or returned

With no life preserver, no silent observer

Like me anymore to be concerned

Your outlook will be grim, and your chances slim

You missed the boat with me, and now it’s sink or swim


Copyright © ℗ 2018 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Sink Or Swim
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Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Missing The Boat
Position Track # 12
Duration 4:31
Released June 21st, 2018
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic blues, nautical
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, bass, drums, percussion, blues harp
Track Chronology
"It's Not Gonna Be OK"


(#11)
"Sink Or Swim"



(#12)
"Shipwreck Waiting To Happen"

(#13)
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Brief Description

A modern nautical version of a blues ballad about a guy warning the gal who just left him for someone else that he will treat her worse and she will surely regret it, with a blues harp solo as instrumental break.

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