Shipwreck Survivors

By David Donahue

When I left the port of San Francisco
With a cargo of gold
I set my course for Boston
Though I didn't know I'd never make it
Storm clouds of thunder and lightning
Tore my ship asunder
Like a splinter I was lost in the waves

White sands of an uncharted shoreline
Greeted me come morning
I thought I washed up alone
Shimmering, singing softly
She walks up to me
Says she has made this place her own
A shipwreck survivor like me
Herself sometime long ago
If anything else there is one more bit
I've got to know

While we are stranded on this island
With no rescue in sight
Will you stay up with me
And count all the stars
That give us their light?
Darkness grows deep
And the days go by
I'd have died before the sunrise
Had you not arrived

Scattered on the beach head
Lies some driftwood
Not enough to build a raft
But you've got yourself a calendar
With others you've built a diorama
It looks like it's of the island
Have you uncovered all its secrets?
And you tell me there is just no way
Do you think we're the only ones
Who shored up here?
I've only wanted one more soul
Someone I could belt my voice out with

While we are stranded on this island
With no rescue in sight
Will you stay up with me
And count all the stars
That give us their light?
Darkness grows deep
And the days go by
I'd have died before the sunrise
Had you not arrived

Had you not arrived
I'd have wasted away on the shoreline
Had you not arrived
I'd have been caught in another riptide
Had you not arrived
I'd have drowned before the sunrise
Had you not arrived
I'd have been gone without knowing
If anyone was out there
Had you not arrived
I'd have died before the sunrise
Had you not arrived
Had you not arrived
Had you not arrived

While we are stranded on this island
With no rescue in sight
Will you stay up with me
And count all the stars
That give us their light?
Darkness grows deep
And the days go by
I'd have died before the sunrise
Had you not arrived