sometimes you just got to hold on cant make no moves, just hold on
theres fish in the ocean,
theres fish in the sea aint none of these fishes gonna outswim me
the time is not propitious, preparation must be made
a sense of timing and perserverance, holding on
holding on is not passive, holding on is positioning yourself for the comeback
once upon a time there was this brother shine stoking the boiler of the great titanic when it hit the iceberg. bam! shine jump off in the water and commence to swimming. stroke stroke. stroke stroke.
captain come to the rail and say, shine, shine, save poor me, I will give you more money than you ever did see.
shine say, well cap’n, theres money on land, theres money in the sea. but if you want to get home, you best stroke it like me. and shine swam on. stroke stroke. stroke stroke.
captains wife come to the rail. she say shine, she say shine, she say save poor me, I will give you more loving than you ever did see.
shine thought about it. finally he say, sorry baby, theres loving on land, theres loving on sea. if you want to get home, you best stroke it like me. and shine swam on. stroke stroke. stroke stroke.
then this shark come up behind shine. shark say alright now, dark meat. shark start licking his chops. shark recollect he aint had no dark meat since the middle passage. it was right tasty he recall. shark say, wait up a minute shine, let me talk to you, bruh.
shine say you must think I just got off the boat. and shine swam on. stroke stroke. stroke stroke.
shark say, okay then shine, if that's the way you want it, no more mr nice shark, ima bite you, shine.
shark start cutting thru the water, shoop shoop shoop. shine shift into 2nd gear on him, strokestroke strokestroke strokestroke. after awhile the shark breathing hard and falling behind. shark say damn shine, you doing real fine. but if you miss one stroke, your ass is mine.
shine say its fish in the ocean, its fish in the sea, but aint none of these fishes gon outswim me. shine swam on. when the news of the great titanic reach newyork city, shine was up in harlem. eating a shark shammich - tasty, too.
sometimes o pilgrim, all you can do is hold on cant make no moves, just hold on, be strong
you fight the battles, friend nobody else could win