The genesis of this song was a random chord sequence generator. It only worked to give me the first four chords, but they were enough to spark me off. I liked the idea of starting a verse in GMaj7 while the song is basically in Em.
I have recently written two sea songs, so perhaps that is why my aquatic muse led me to explore this maritime metaphor.
(GMaj7) Where the wind will take me
I (C) don't really know
My (Bm) sails are set the waves are calm
I'm (Em) waiting for the wind to blow
(GMaj7) Feeling free and easy
No (C) crises on the go
I've (D) left behind the ties that bind
Good(C)bye's a freer (D) feeling than hel(Em)lo
Tell me, (Am) who has the map?
Who (Em) knows the route to sail?
Will my (Am) course face rough seas?
(Em) Icebergs, storms or gales?
(C) Where have I put the compass? Do I (Em) need a GPS?
(D) When will I know if the (C) voyage was a suc(Em)cess?
(GMaj7) Is there a destination
or will I (C) drift from A to B?
Do the (Bm) items on my bucket list
Or just (Em) keep the boat at sea?
(GMaj7) Will I stop for passengers?
Or (C) trust in nobody?
Hope the (D) world provides a lodestone
To (C) guide me (D) where I need to (Em) be
(G) Haul up the (D) anchor, it's (Am) time to cast (G) off
Let out the jib (D) when she leaves the (Am) port
Though (G) good friends may (D) doubt
And (C) others will (G) scoff
I'm (Am) sailing away as a last re(D)sort
I've (GMaj7) sold all my possessions
Nothing (C) left to tie me down
I can (Bm) keep to the shoreline
Or (Em) sail the world around
I could (GMaj7) stick to island hopping
Where there's (C) less chance I could drown
But (D) if I tire of all of it
I could (C) simply run the (D) boat a(Em)ground