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Well I’m on the Downeaster Alexa,
And I’m cruising through Block Island Sound,
I have charted a course to the Vineyard,
But tonight I am Nantucket bound.
We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday,
And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner’s Bay,
Like all the locals here I’ve had to sell my home,
Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone
So I could own my Downeaster Alexa,
And I go where the ocean is deep,
There are giants out there in the canyons,
And a good captain can’t fall asleep.
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I’ve got bills to pay and children who need clothes
I know there’s fish out there but where God only knows
They say these waters aren’t what they used to be
[all] But I’ve got people back on land who count on me
So if you see my Downeaster Alexa,
And if you work with the rod and the reel,
Tell my wife I am trawling Atlantis,
[unison] And I still have my hands on the wheel.
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Well I’m on the Downeaster Alexa