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Sail On
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Album

Transmissions to Horace

Released

1993

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:57

Previous Track

"Going to Santiago"

Sail On is a song written by Lionel Richie and performed by the Commodores on their 1979 album Midnight Magic. A version by the Mountain Goats was released as the 10th song on the tape Transmissions to Horace. It was re-released on the compilation Bitter Melon Farm.

LyricsEdit

Sail on down the road
'Bout a half a mile or so 
Well I tried to make you stay
But now you're going
It was plain to see 
That a small town boy like me
Just wasn't your cup of tea 
That was wishful thinking
I gave you my heart and I tried to make you happy
You gave me nothing in return
You know it ain't so hard to say
"Would you please just go away"

You come to comfort me 
But I don't need your sympathy
And the way you look at me
Well it's condescending
I feel my stomach churn
And didn't you ever learn 
Not to tell somebody something if you don't mean it
I gave you my heart and I tried to make you happy
You gave me nothing in return
You know it ain't so hard to say
"Would you please just go away"

Sail on
Sail on
Sail on

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