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Written, performed and produced by Robert LaSalle

lyrics

i found the beach off the beaten trail
i blew the wind through my own sails
i wrote these words with the setting sun
the water’s turning, and this is what i’ve done

the water moves from day to day
it never stops, it never stays the same
i tried to build my own waterway
i built my own waterway

i tried to walk out on my own game
i pried the lock, i could not escape
i kept an eye on my yesterdays
i fought the heartache, and i fought the pain

the water’s turning to carry me along (lift me)
the sun has set, i’ve come and gone (away)
this is what i’ve done (waterways, waterways)
this is what i’ve done (waterways, waterways)

i talked to God, he gave me praise
i sailed through the horizon to see another day
he told me something, sometime, somewhere, someway
somehow i always knew that I would recognize his face someday

and i found love as she found me
it is as real to me as anything i’ve felt or seen
every word that i could ever try to say
wouldn’t come close to me truthfully explaining (love!)

all my love, and all my life, and
all who lived, and all who died
kept me on the water -kept me off the wake
i built my own waterway

the water’s turning to carry me along (lift me)
the sun has set, i’ve come and gone (away)
this is what i’ve done (waterways, waterways)
this is what i’ve done (waterways, waterways)

i am a naked sail at sea
i was what i could never be
but every water has a way to be won
and every day has its setting sun

i learned my colors, and i learned my trade
i earned my honor, and i met my fate
this is what i’ve done
this is what i’ve done

credits

from SONGS A​-​Z Roots of Paradise (2006​-​2007), released December 31, 2007

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