Lyrics to
Boat To Sail

Released by The Carpenters in 1976
From the Album: A Kind Of Hush |

This version of Boat To Sail was released by The Carpenters in 1976.

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You’re up state, up late, and city fed
I’m a California label
From the top of my head.
Forever, ah
See a lot of open sky
When the sun goes down
There’s a hot, lot of loving when you come
Around, to free me, ah
In a boat to sail, boat to sail, away ah
All those letters mailed from a
Boat to sail, away ah
We are riding in a boat to sail
Bare foot, coconut and supermild
Jamaica take a look
At your own child
Forget not
Brian Wilson songs are never left behind
Don’t you worry baby, you’re a friend of mine
For so long
From a boat to sail, boat to sail, away ah
All those letters mailed, from a
Boat to sail, away ah
We are riding in a boat to sail
We are riding in a boat to sail


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About Lyrics and Boat To Sail by The Carpenters

The lyrics for Boat To Sail are made up of the words, verses and background chorus for the popular 1976 song by The Carpenters. Like a lot of songs, the lyrics to Boat To Sail have both direct meanings and metaphorical context hidden within the song's words. All of the meanings are only truly known by the creators of the lyrics for Boat To Sail - The Carpenters and any of the writers who worked with them on the song.

If you have an interest in the structure of words and phrases, you can dissect the lyrics to Boat To Sail by The Carpenters in multiple ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Boat To Sail" means the words set to the music of Boat To Sail, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by The Carpenters. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Boat To Sail and the lyrics to Boat To Sail are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of The Carpenters who came here looking just for the lyrics to Boat To Sail, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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