Celtic Lyrics Corner > Artists & Groups > Mouth Music > Seafaring Man > Inveralligin
His bright eyes he got from his mother
The way he smiles, a gift from his father
The world on his shoulders
He learned from the rocks of Inveralligin
But his darkened heart, his heart is his alone
How can the same sun shine on him
Yet he remain colder than the air around him?
How can the shelter of thses purple hills
Yet leave him open to the forces of eternal winds?
How can they say, "Like father, like son"?
They stand together and there is no likeness
How can I share my life with him
While so much misfortune plays around his face?
I would be foolish indeed