This Ship's For Turning

from by Ian Peacock & Friends

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This song (which is a collaboration with a poet and good friend of mine, Aden Faulkner), plays with the metaphor of people being like ships, who are built, not for staying in the comfort of a habour, but to be turned and driven in all weathers, in calm or stormy seas. And life can be like that can't it? Calm, stormy, choppy, direction can change in an instant.

For me, whatever the weather, 'life is for learning how to love', anchored by an unwavering focus on heavenly things which help put every storm of life into perspective.

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Run the risk of being hurt when we throw, like a child, to the pigs, precious pearls

We all have to feel a little rejection as we walk along the open road
But would you prefer a little protection of your deep and fragile soul?

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, I join with the choir up above

Lend an ear, take the time to understand,
Share the joys, calm the fears with open hands

We all my find a touch of happiness as we open up the door
But if we could shine like stars in the universe,
I believe there’s so much more

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, my greatest desire is up above

Where your treasure is, well there is your heart,
so set your mind on things above

This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire, I join with the choir up above
This ship’s for turning, this hearts for burning,
this life’s for learning how to love
This soul’s for hire, an altar on fire,
my greatest desire is up above, up above

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from The End Of Faith, released October 22, 2012

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Ian Peacock Manchester, UK

Ian has played in bands for over 20 years, most notably headlining the UK Play stage at Leeds Carling Festival in 2000 with a former band, ‘Coasta’. He has written, produced and self released five albums: 'Life and After' (2009), 'The End of Faith' (2012) and 'This Time Tomorrow' (2014), 'Still Human' (2015), 'Ordinary People' (2016) in addition to several E.P's. ... more

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