As the tide rolled in, I tell you, my feelings they were mixed.
The sea stretched out before me with fathoms of blue,
Of the journey that awaited it offered not a clue.
My body trembled so, and my resolution failed,
My palms were cold and wet, and my lips began to pale.
Should I really make this journey, or stay here on the coast?
I considered once again what it was that I wanted most.
I lifted my hand above my brow and looked out once again.
Scanning the horizon, I tried to see the end.
I stood there in the cold wind, it was so very stark,
And I pondered deeply this journey on which I would embark.
Refrain: Don’t Turn Back 3x
I dropped my hands down to my sides and stood there by the water.
Thoughts raced through my head of the things I owned, and all my sons and daughters.
This journey I must make alone, I must leave them all behind,
And in the end I wasn’t even sure what it was that I would find.
What I needed was a ship to take me across the waves,
I also needed courage but I knew that I wasn’t brave.
My determination seemed so weak as I stood there all alone,
But I knew this land that I was in was surely not my home.
Something from deep within me, what it was I couldn’t say,
Assured me that my real home across the ocean it did lay,
I knew that I did not belong here, of this I was very sure,
Yet I was not certain I wanted to leave as I stood there on the shore.
Refrain: Don’t Turn Back 3x
This indecision haunted me, but my time was running out,
The sea was full of whirlpools and my head was full of doubt.
If I found a ship to take me who was there that could sail it?,
I didn’t know if I’d get another chance, and I didn’t want to fail it.
A ship is what I needed, for the journey was so long,
A worthy ship with sails and mainmast that were very strong.
And a captain who himself knew the way and could take me on this trip,
Who knew his way through the reefs and whirlpools, and how to guide this ship.
As I stood there contemplating, for I’d decided that I’d go,
I decided in an instant, but it seems so long ago.
There I stood wondering what to do with my feet upon the shore
,A man approached and looked at me, he said his name was Noah.
He said, “I’ve got this ship and I think it’s just what you need,
And I’ve made this trip before, so I can make it with some speed.
I’ve seen the people there that inhabit that domain,
And I can tell from your features that you are just the same.”
So I boarded the ship with him and the journey has begun,
Some days the storms do rage, and some days there is sun.
But he really knows this ship and he really knows the sea,
And in the middle of the tempest, I feel tranquility.
Break:Don’t turn back
The journey still continues but that distant shore is near,
When there is a captain like Noah,there’s very little fear.
The fear there is it comes from me, it never comes from him.
He tells me this ship will never sink, and he says it with a grin.