Sailing On for Violet

by The Benefit



A sailor's lament.
Folksy and funky, The Benefit show a softer side in this heart wrenching tune.


(A. Shaffer)
So I'll scour the waves for memories
Of the love we used to share
I'm sailing on for Violet, I'm sailing on
I'm sailing on for Violet

There was a man who knew it all
And one day all he knew came crashing down
Like the waves across the deck, they washed
The memories of Violet all away
The girl who taught him how to live
The same who sent him out to sea to die

Horizon never seemed so far
The limits of the earth stretched on for days
I long forgot of life back home
The sirens of the sea, it had their ways
They couldn't take my will to live
But they sure took the life I left behind

And for every broken man breaking his back out on the sea
There's a girl back on land, where his heart used to be
Her name may not be Violet, but he'll cry it out the same
'til Poseidon drags him down and the ship goes up in flames


released July 4, 2014
Written by A. Shaffer

The Benefit -
Max Shaffer - vocals, guitar, mandolin
Matt Daly - bass, background vocals
Grant Cox - drums

Gavin Cox - background vocals
Mark Daly - background vocals

Artwork by A. Shaffer
Produced and Engineered by M. Daly
Mastered through TrackBoost.

Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.



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The Benefit Winchester, Indiana

The Benefit is an alternative rock band from East-Central Indiana that serves up a tasty musical palette by combining elements of funk, punk, and reggae to create a truly unique sound.

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