Uncharted Waters

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sleepysilverdoor
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Uncharted Waters

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Phlebia - Uncharted Waters

In the dog days of summer when the eastern trade winds blow
There's danger in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico
There comes a gale and rising seas, not a shower nor a squall
But the fiercest waves and pounding rain of the worst storms of them all
From the tempests of antiquity, of which the legends tell
To the hurricanes of present day, such a tropical hell!

From the Isle of Grand Bahama to the streets of Lumberton
To the coast of Costa Rica only one thing is certain,

We're in uncharted waters every hurricane season
The damage increases yearly and I fear it's just begun
We're in uncharted waters with these powerful storms
So keep your eyes on the tropics when the ocean starts to warm

Last year we had Lorenzo, the one that pummeled the Azores
And Abaco saw Dorian unleash fury on its shores
Imelda made a river out of Interstate 10
Just two years after Harvey - it happens again and again
Both Matthew and his sister Florence flooded Carolina
The tobacco and the cotton fields inundated with brine
Barbuda and the Virgin Islands, Cuba and the Keys
Were torn apart by Irma, streets were covered in debris

While Maria ravaged Puerto Rico the world watched from afar
But the weathermen were flying blind cause it destroyed the radar

We're in uncharted waters every hurricane season
The damage increases yearly and I fear its just begun
We're in uncharted waters with these powerful storms
So keep your eye on the tropics, when the ocean starts to warm
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Uncharted Waters
Pigfarmer Jr

Hard times are coming fast
No use dwelling in the past
I think we're headed for a crash
In uncharted waters

Crazy things I've never seen
You say that you wanna scream
Guess we're both stuck in between
Uncharted waters

Hold on tight 'cause here we go
On a ride that won't go slow
This waterfall will crash below
Here we go again
Look straight ahead with open eyes
Just have faith we will survive
Hold your breath 'till you realize
We'll make it through the end

Going fast and we can't stop
My stomach feels like it might drop
I can't hold a single thought
In uncharted waters

Take a look, can't see the ground
Crazy scenes are all around
Get the feeling we might drown
in uncharted waters

Hold on tight 'cause here we go
On a ride that won't go slow
This waterfall will crash below
Here we go again
Look straight ahead with open eyes
Just have faith we will survive
Hold your breath 'till you realize
We'll make it through the end

I catch a glimpse of a light ahead
Maybe this will be the end
If we make it through this hell
Don't wanna get on this ride again

Hold on tight 'cause here we go
On a ride that won't go slow
This waterfall will crash below
Here we go again
Look straight ahead with open eyes
Just have faith we will survive
Hold your breath 'till you realize
We'll make it through the end
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Uncharted waters
Toby Roktot

V1
Little things .... we miss the most
Casual friends, walking down the coast
No matter how we try..
just trying to get by
Avoid close encounters ... with this viral ghost

V2
Little things ... get on your nerve
waiting impatiently ... for the back curve
Try to bare it and grin..
Endure the fix we’re in
Remember those lost ... to this curse

Ch
When this is all though
I’ll go outside and look for you
I’ll hug you tight and kiss your cheek
That’s what I’m gonna do, next time we meet...
Uncharted waters .. sure run deep...

V3
Will we ever ... be normal again
Whatever normal ... might have been
We all have promises, promises to keep
Uncharted waters .. sure run deep

Ch
When this is all though
I’ll go outside and look for you
I’ll hug you tight and kiss you on the cheek
That’s what I’m gonna do, next time we meet...
Uncharted waters .. sure run deep...
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Vom Vorton

“here be dragons!”
and unknown waterfalls
the map has warped and faded
outside of these four walls
borders have moved inwards
the horizon’s out of sight
the flat earth society
has been proven mostly right

so lock up your pets
stay away from your daughters
at the end of the road
are uncharted waters

hold up your compass
and watch the needle spin
which way was north again?
to answer is a sin
noses poke through curtains
with the police on speeddial
supermarket shoppers
flee the non-essential aisles

stay away from your pets
ignore your sons and your daughters
at the end of the road
are uncharted waters
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Uncharted Waters - Brown Word and the Big Whine

We're in uncharted waters friend
We ain't never been here before
We're in uncharted waters friend
I don't see this on the map

Going by the stars
Going by the light of the moon
Everything's turned around
Where are we now?

We're in uncharted waters friend
We ain't never been here before

Where are the landmarks that history gave us?
Where are the landmarks that history gave us?

I'd call the captain but he's out of his goddamn mind
I'd call the bo'sun but I'm not even sure what he does

Who's steering this thing?
Jesus! God help us!
What are we doing?
OH MY GOD

We're in uncharted waters friend
We ain't never been here before

It's so fucking absurd

Test, test, check, check
This a test of the emergency broadcast system
EVERYBODY'S FUUUUUUCKED

Oh take me home

We're in uncharted waters friend
We ain't never been here before

We're in uncharted waters friend
I don't see this on the map
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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Uncharted Waters
by Lichen Throat

Though the skies are clear now,
and days of flood are gone,
furrows lie on my brow,
from dusk to morning dawn.
Mud on every sidewalk,
And dead fish in the street,
Half the town is in shock,
And not enough to eat.
Bathtub rings on buildings,
Debris on every floor,
Rust on metal fittings,
Ruined forevermore.
Camping out like squatters,
Fear in grown men’s eyes,
In uncharted waters,
Though we’re finally dry.
All the world has gone away;
What need is there for me to stay?
Everything we knew is past;
So roll the die that once was cast.

Hear the whine of blowers
And wails of spinning saws.
Start up all the mowers
And mend the cracks and flaws.
Freeze the sodden pages
And dry the swollen wood.
Raise the workers’ wages
As we know we should.
Where the walls are broken,
Tear the buildings down.
Keep a single token
Of our former town.
With our sons and daughters
We bid the past goodbye,
In uncharted waters,
Though we’re finally dry.
All the world has gone away;
What need is there for me to stay?
Everything we knew is past;
So roll the die that once was cast.

Everything we rebuild reminds me of what is gone.

New glass in the windows
And shiny coats of paint.
Saplings stand in neat rows,
By houses clean and quaint.
Now it all looks foreign,
Not my happy home,
So tomorrow morning,
Somewhere else I’ll roam.
My life in a suitcase,
No farewells to say.
Heading to a new place
Somewhere far away.
On the edge I totter,
Rootless in the sky,
In uncharted waters,
Though I’m finally dry.
All the world has gone away;
What need was there for me to stay?
Everything I knew is past;
Who knows where I’ll land at last?
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Uncharted Waters - Hot Pink Halo

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My heart completely skipped a beat
I said "really?", you asked "for keeps?"
We threw ourselves with all our might
Into a love that shone so true and bright
And as we sail uncharted waters
Beyond the edges of starry spheres
My soul you move with ease

We're bound for better things
Measuring time we watch as
Worlds meet rhyme where
Stone meets string you'll
Hear us sing
Our names in lights
Our kiss takes flight
Tonight you know we'll go
The distance

The planets aligned and we took our chance
Launched into a lifelong dance
We threw ourselves with all our might
Into the deepest, darkest night
And when our world is dust and gone
Our memories will still fly on
Past flowing streams
That we will never see

We're bound for better things
Measuring home we call to
Worlds unknown where
Stone meets string you'll
Hear us sing
Our names in lights
Our kiss takes flight
Tonight you know we'll go
The distance

And from those epic, unknown heights
We saw a pale blue dot
In a thread of light
Everything we know
Everyone we loved
Every human being that ever was
Floating on a sunbeam

We're bound for better things
Measuring love we call to
Worlds above where
Stone meets string you'll
Hear us sing
Our names in lights
Our kiss takes flight
Tonight you know we'll go
The distance
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Uncharted Waters

I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters

I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters

It started with the protests in Hong Kong, China
Kind of a mess but I digress kinda

fuck the police, they can fight us
How do you stop the people? opiate’s a virus

Blowtorch the people inside their homes,
teach them a lesson that they already know
Your home is a prison there is no revolution
biogerm weapons are the solution


I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters

I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters



Punish the whistle blowing brave doctors
Pay no mind to the instant growing plague monster

Cover it up with a mask, you are coveted
Cover it up like a goalie Chinese government

Or maybe it started in Fort Detrick early August
An internal leak that would never really fog us

Or choke us out here, America safe without a fear
It’s not population control every one hundred years



I’m feeling in my throat a little itty bitty tickle
I feel the start of feeling a little bitty sick yo
But then I wake up the next day and I feel pretty fine
I guess this is what it means to be pretty fly for a white guy
But then later that night my throat is feeling weird again
I’m reading about shaving your beard to stay pure and elegant

Clean shaven in the churches packed, knee to knee praying
And now I’m feeling sick I don’t feel good at all I’m sayin’
It feels like I’ve been poisoned check my fall check my fluids

My lungs are students, they are going to learn how to do it
To get through it, oh but infection is here to stay
In layman’s terms Mother Nature, she don’t play


Have you been paid? Where’s your stimulus check?
Have you ever had continuous debt?


I have always had this dream reoccurring nightmare
Drafted to the team you know that we will fight fair
I’ve seen some shit, my body is like what the fuck boss!?!
Like a sushi roll smothered in mustard duck sauce



I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters

I feel fine then I feel sick
Wave of mutilation, slaughter
I feel fine then I feel sick
It comes in waves, uncharted waters
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Uncharted Waters - James Owens

I tried something new today
Tuned my guitar in a whole new way
Read all about it on the Internet
And then sat down to see what I'd get

Made up some chords without a chart
I figured they would be a start

Then I thought with three guitars
I could take this kinda far
Tuned each one to a different voice
And then sat down to make some noise
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Berkeley Social Scene

105 bpm
Verse
Em Em G D x4

Prechorus
C Am C Am-D-

Chorus
G Em Am D x2

Bridge:
C G C G-F#-Em x2
D D

Floating in darkness
Existing in stillness
Vast and unknown
Awake and alone

Uncharted Waters
Something You’ve Never Done before
Uncharted Waters
Close the window, open a door

Blowing in the wind
Darkness pulls you in
Boundless and strange
Unaccustomed to change

Uncharted Waters
Something You’ve Never Done before
Uncharted Waters
Close the window, open a door

You don’t know what’s possible
Until you live your dreams
When you’re lost and lonely
You don’t think you’ll be redeemed

Uncharted Waters
Something You’ve Never Done before
Uncharted Waters
Close the window, open a door

Uncharted Waters
Something You’ve Never Done before
Uncharted Waters
Close the window, open a door
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Uncharted Waters, by Clavikill

Parental discretion is advised.

Hey all you cool cats and kittens:
Listen to me spit about some wet fishes.
A simplistic kid who’s got a missing limb,
picked on by kids, you know he can’t win.
Mom murdered by a roving lunatic,
siblings the same, dad’s a clown: pathetic.
Kid says ‘fuck it,’ roams off on his own
leaving dad back home all alone.
Right away he gets kidnapped and trafficked.
Dad snaps, like, ‘what the fuck is happening?’
Dad’s frantic, just about losing his shit,
too much sewage spilling under the bridge.

It was left to the lonely father
to save his son from a certain slaughter.
It was let to that poor, grieving father
to save his son from a certain slaughter.
to head into uncharted waters.
Just keep swimming.

Yea you get it: he wants to save what’s left of his family
but how’s he going to roll into another gang’s territory?
Maybe should have stayed in his own reef;
he’s a villain spilling blood like it’s shark week.
He meets this woman: brain damaged, maybe mentally ill.
She’s up in his grill, he’s had it up to his gills.
He’s like, ‘chill … you’re not making any sense.’
Then they roll with some surfer dude potheads.
Meanwhile, the kid breaks from his chains.
He’s looking for his dad, his dad’s doing the same.
Dad rolls up in the belly of a motherfucking
whale. Yea, it’s a fucked up tale.

It was left to the lonely father
to save his son from a certain slaughter.
It was let to that poor, grieving father
to save his son from a certain slaughter.
to head into uncharted waters.
Just keep swimming.

Get a crash course in fish biology and oceanography.
Best-selling DVD title of all time, mother fuckers.
Shacking up with the clown fish at the end, yea, he’s a player.
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seems rather modest compared to the other lengthy tomes here.... :oops:

I've never been adventurous
Or felt the itch of wanderlust
But now I'm crossing borders
And sailing uncharted waters

Clouds are gathering across the bay
Looks like rain is on its way
Can't tell what it augurs
For these uncharted waters

When your world feels too small
Each way you turn, another wall
You gave me my marching orders
Now I'm in uncharted waters
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Post by amby_moho »

Hey all
First time posting on here. Been a fan of the website since 2005 when a few friends were involved, and back when recording a full song myself seemed a challenge too difficult to manage! I've gotten a lot of comments that my lyrics are difficult to understand, so here's my submission for this week :geek:

Uncharted Waters by Amby Moho

Blue water will kill you instantly
Like a bird in a hurricane
or a puddle of rain

No longer afraid at all
I like it now

It's more sparse lyrically than my songs normally are, but I did that intentionally.
For anyone who is curious, I actually wrote this song about Ulillillia - https://ulillillia.fandom.com/wiki/Ulillillia

I don't know if I'll submit every week, but I look forward to being part of the Songfight community from time to time. I think it's really cool!
- Andy Molholt
PS, if you'd like to hear what my band actually sounds like, here's a thing that came out this past Friday:

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Uncharted Waters

Post by Geoff WreckdoM »

Uncharted Waters
by WreckdoM

Uncharted Waters
I'm like a jigsaw puzzle that's short a piece
I own a million books I'll never read
It's a recipe, a list of needs that are out of reach
I'm reaching out, fumbling towards fantasy
Lost at sea, a lonely sea, it's only me
Hanging by my sweatpants string, stained with grease
Deep fried meats, easy cheese, salty and sweets
But if I scream will anybody look at me?
Uncharted Waters
I don't know what's going on
Uncharted Waters
I'm just an unhitched thumb
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