Easy like Sunday – Ships (that pass in the night)

My husband hates Barry Manilow. Me? I loved the song Copacabana. <<< I was such a disco queen!

And his Christmas album.

Oh, I kinda liked Mandy.

Alright, leave me alone!!!! Yes, I loved Barry Manilow all the time. I have his greatest hits on CD. So, sue me. LOL

It feels good to let loose and be myself. 🙂 I LOVE BARRY MANILOW! There. I’ve said it and the whole world knows.


Several years ago, I stumbled upon the song Ships. From the first note, I was hooked… and it got me right in the feels. Long before Dad said goodbye… this song reminded me of him. Especially since moving to Canada… so far away.

No, he and I were not strangers in any sense of the word… but we were far apart. And now, of course, further still.

(Or maybe, if I’m very quiet… closer still?)

The words broke my heart… and I cried *every single time* I heard it. I bawled my eyes out just now, listening. I want to share it with you.

I’m reminded again how profoundly healing music can be… and I am grateful.

It truly is an Easy like Sunday kinda day. It’s cold but the sun is shining. Talked to Mom this morning – our usual Sunday phone call – and ALL wasn’t right with the world… but more so. A little. It’s a beginning.

Lyrics and video below.

Spoiler alert: You’ll need tissues…

We walked to the sea, just my father and me
And the dogs played around on the sand
Winter cold cut the air, hangin’ still everywhere
Dressed in gray, did he say, “Hold my hand”
I said, “Love’s easier when it’s far away”
We sat and watched a distant light

We’re two ships that pass in the night
We both smile and we say, “It’s alright”
We’re still here, it’s just that we’re out of sight
Like those ships that pass in the night

There’s a boat on the line where the sea meets the sky
There’s another that rides far behind
And it seems you and I are like strangers a wide ways apart
As we drift on through time
He said, “It’s harder now we’re far away”
We only read you when you write

We’re two ships that pass in the night
And we smile when we say it’s alright
We’re still here, it’s just that we’re out of sight
Like those ships that pass in the night.

Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Ian HunterShips lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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