Lyrics

Neskowin Parade

Let’s go in to Neskowin

Fourth of July

Candy hits the ground

With a firecracker sound

Crowds are flying high

All our cars and the mayor and the dogs

Dressed for Uncle Sam’s birthday

Today, our whole town is on parade

Cards in the bike spokes

Passin’ by the old folks

Sitting in their folding chairs

Kids on horseback

Flags on the gun rack

Sulfur in the salty air

Celebrating the amazing thing

Our freedom’s here to stay

Today, our whole town is on parade

Not a whole lot goes on around town

The other days of the year

From Labor Day to late May every other house

is empty ‘til the summer comes near

 

We start down Hawk Street,

Left on Amity, turn again at Breakers Ave.

Don’t need a fancy float

Decorate an old boat

We use what we have

The parade’s so short

Still time to build a sand fort

Chugging on a hard lemonade

Today, our whole town is on parade

Today, our whole town is (was) on parade

 

Your Embrace

Finding your embrace, I fell into place

Right dead center of this rat race, I found your embrace

I didn’t wanna play the fool, so I tried to play it cool

But every time you’d come around, my heart began to pound          

Finding your embrace, I fell into place

Right dead center of this rat race, I found your embrace

We met eyes from a mile away, I didn’t know what to say

Lookin’ in your eyes I felt butterflies, in my favorite cafe’

Finding your embrace, I fell into place

Right dead center of this rat race, I found your embrace

Other girls eyein’ you, it’s so easy to see

They don’t know what we have is true, I’m lucky as a girl can be…(to be)

Finding your embrace, I fell into place

Right dead center of this rat race, I found your embrace

Finding your embrace, I fell into place  — right dead center of this rat race

I found in your embrace, and fell in your embrace, and fell in your embrace

Florian

 O, Cap’n Ron and his lass Norma share their Nordic tug

They bunk aboard while safely moored, their friends bring all the grub

Cruising begins with all your worries left upon the dock

The humbling generosity — it comes as quite a shock!

We then meet FLORIAN, with Grizz her first mate,

And our imagination for adventures that await.    

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Cruising through the islands of San Juan

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Way more fun than going to work at dawn

And when we’re loaded all aboard we leave Bellingham Bay

8-Knottin’ through the waters toward our cozy place to stay

Arriving at the harbor destination for the day

There’s shops and trails and beaches filled with shells where we play.

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Cruising through the islands of San Juan

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Way more fun than mowing the lawn

There’s one more this to discuss — don’t wanna make a fuss

We’ve gotta talk about the meals…we absolutely must

You’d not believe what we must eat when Nico’s not here

We still try to convince her of the food we must endure!

We have more than enough to fill everybody’s bowls

But it’s the friendships on the way that nourishes our souls.

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Cruising through the islands of San Juan

FLORIAN! FLORIAN!

Way more fun than going to work at dawn

And way more fun than mowing the lawn