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The fourth track of the album  Bones in the Ocean and   a Longest Johns original , Retirement Song was written by Josh Bowker.

Contrary to the common themes of most sailing songs, this song takes a page out of "Marching Inland" and "Off to Sea", engaging with the idea of just staying home.

Lyrics

{Robbie}
I've been roaming all my life and now I've found a lady wife,
(I'm staying... right here!)
Oh I won't go sailing any more I won't obey the ocean's call,
(I'm staying... right here!)

{Chorus}
I'll be a man of the land
I'll be a man of the trees
I'll be a man wherever my woman will be
I won't be any captain's mate
I won't be servant of the seas
'cause this pretty little woman is all I need

At 14 I was cabin boy to fearsome Captain Buckleroy
(I'm staying... right here!)
When I was sick he ordered cat 'o nine, until I said that I felt fine
(I'm staying... right here!)

{Chorus}

At 20 I manned our crow's nest and captain said I was the best
(I'm staying... right here!)
But I nearly lost my eyes to God just lookin' out for old Cape Cod
(I'm staying... right here!)

{Chorus}

At 25 no man alive could match my skill for gunnin'
(I'm staying... right here!)
But the Captain he got drunk one night and sank the blasted cannon
(I'm staying... right here!)

{Chorus}

Captain died at twenty eight and by then I was his first mate
(I'm staying... right here!)
Well they tried to give me his command but I was hungry for the land
(I'm staying... right here!)

{Chorus}

Stepped ashore at Felixstowe and made for Bristol by the road
(I'm staying... right here!)
Well I fell in love when first I saw her
Avon County's finest daughter...

And now she's got me staying Right here (a-way!)

{Chorus til Finish}

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