This song explores what might happen to the old folk song "The Water Is Wide" a few centuries into the future.
|Refrain:||The galaxy's wide, worlds are few and far|
And neither have I hull nor drive
Give me a ship that can jump between
And none shall part my love and I.
|1.||There is a ship out between the stars|
Her holds are full, she's homeward bound
And no less full is my heart with love
Yet no star's pull can draw me down.
|2.||I found a world blue and green with life|
I thought to land and call her mine
But she'd been claimed, and they warned me off
And so I left that world behind.
|3.||My suit was bound safe to my ship|
I thought the line would ne'er come free
But first it frayed, and then it broke
And so my false love did unto me.
|4.||Oh love burns brightly, and love burns warm|
And love's a nova within your soul
But love grows dim, and closes in
And leaves your heart a cold black hole.