Chinese Translation

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This song is a cover of "Chinese Translation" by M Ward.

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I sailed a wild, wild sea,
Climbed up a tall, tall mountain,
I met a old, old man,
He sat beneath a sapling tree,
He said now if you got some questions,
Go and lay them at my feet,
But my time here is brief,
So you'll have to pick just three

And I said,
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart?
And how can a man like me remain in the light?
And if life is really as short as they say then why is the night so long?
And then the sun went down and he sang for me this song

He said I once was a young fool like you,
Afraid to do the things that I knew I had to do,
So I played an escapade just like you,
I played an escapade just like you

I sailed a wild, wild sea,
Climbed up a tall, tall mountain,
I met an old, old man,
Beneath a weeping willow tree,
He said now if you got some questions,
Go and lay them at my feet,
But my time here is brief,
So you'll have to pick just three

And I said,
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart?
and how can a man like me remain in the light?
and if life is really as short as they say then why is the night so long?
and then the sun went down and he played for me this song

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from Sing the Rest, released August 15, 2013

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The Sunshine Patriots is a group composed of four musicians with very different influences, very different instruments, and very different personalities who play folk music together.

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