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1968 demo released on the Jewel Box collection in 2020.
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Producer:Caleb Quaye
Counting ships on the sea
Collecting numbers in the breeze
Of every lazy wave of water on the shore
In summer sky what man could ask for more
Digging holes in the sand
In search of some forgotten land
Just in case I may discover something there
I could tell the busy world
But I don't think a busy world would care
chorus:
For I'm just a man, an ordinary man
With a handful of sand, and a dream
Strange as it may seem
I'm an ordinary man
That's all I am
I'm counting ships on the sea
I'm still collecting numbers in the breeze
Of every lazy wave of water on the shore
In summer sky what man could ask for more
Digging holes in the sand
In search of my forgotten buried land
It's just in case I may discover something there
I could tell the busy world
But I don't think a busy world, they would care
(repeat chorus)
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