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The Ark
Gerry Rafferty Lyrics


See the dark night has come down on us
The world is livin' in its dream
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

The time has come to trust that guiding light
And leavin' all the rest behind
We'll take the road that leads down to the waterside
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we'll sail out on the water
Yes we'll feel the seas roll
Yes we'll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers are known.

If you travel blindly, if you fall
The truth is there to set you free
And when your heart can see just one thing in this life
We'll set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we'll sail out on the water
Yes we'll feel the seas roll
Yes we'll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers are known.

See the dark night has come down on us
The world is livin' in its dream
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we'll sail out on the water
Yes we'll feel the seas roll
Yes we'll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers are known.

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Written by: GERALD RAFFERTY

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jevinday

There is literally nothing to say. Anything I could put into words would do this song, artist, and album an injustice. This album honestly is so far beyond being able to use mere words to try and describe it. Perfect is really the only word I can think of

Glitch N Yr Matrix

Gerry Rafferty knew the truth was in the God of the Bible. But like many of us who believe, Jerry struggled and died young.
The song is so prophetic... I'm writing this in September of 2021.
I'm 70 years old and can say that I've never seen darkness come down on us like we are seeing today. But we have to know that we must wake up from this nightmare and be born again of water and the spirit.
Rafferty had it right! Many of us have traveled blindly and fallen. But the truth in Jesus Christ is there to set us free we will be free indeed. And we will be to be free once our heart can see the One Thing that is the reason for our existence on this planet... An eternal relationship with the creator of the universe... Then we know and have hope that we will be taken out of this world in the ark that is God's love... The Rapture.
Or we can be like the rolling stone in Baker Street and grow old ever searching for a meaningful tomorrow that will never come.

The GameCat's out of the Gluebag-ger

If I was pressed I would go with "God like". Same for night owl

Rich B

This is such a beautiful track to open the City to City album; such a hearfelt message of hope in the lyrics, Gerry's usual talented collaboration of musicians (including the 'folky' section with the fiddle etc) and to bring the whole thing together is the absolutely fabulous vocal harmonizing.

Terry Storey

Hair standing up on the back of my neck, another classic from Gerry, still listening in MAY 2021, 76 years old and grateful that i can listen to one of the all time great musicians,been listening way before baker st, never tire of listening to his voice which has a hypnotic quality,sadly taken far too son.

Michael Slocum

Good on you Terry! I played on this track as a member of The Bushwhackers.

glen davis

when i pass, whitch i hope will be a while... play this in my memorey

pop marius

I want too...

David Cook

The intro to the song is performed by an Australian outfit called "The Bushwackers". Never tire of listening to City to City, an epic album from start to finish.

Miles morales99

Amazing songwriting and what a voice love this album got me through some dark times RIP gerry the world lost a diamond

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