Listen to Anchors Away

At age 44 I had moved 37 times. This song celebrates that nomadic life and the ways that we construct ourselves along the way.


Anchors Away

© 1990 Bryan Masters

(capo 2)

D  G  A  D

 D
We live in circles round the sun
           Em           A      D
cross our world in a straight line

we pick up pieces of ourselves
              Em     A
leave a few more behind
            F#m
and you'll find
                          D
that you're still another move away
            F#m
and you'll find
                        Em     A
another home another place to stay

Coyote proud we circle round
and take our place along the faultline
we find ourselves right at that place
we catch our dreams smack in the face
and find
the place we thought that we were looking for
and you'll find
paradise isn't here anymore
             G      A     D
and so goodnight Irene I say
     Em
and anchors away
 G         A               D
I say I'll see you in the funny papers
   G         A      D
a thousand ways to say
     Em      G            A
goodbye and go away

anchors away

I guess it's always been this way
I guess that it's a part of the bloodline
I guess we'll run until we drop
I guess that we'll drop before our time
and find
that you're still just one more move away
and you'll find
it isn't home until you move away

and so goodnight Irene I say
and anchors away
I guess I'll catch you on the flipside
a thousand old cliches to say
I'm gone away
anchors away

Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP