(Music: Martin Schaub. Words: Jenny & Martin Schaub)

Forty long years I´ve been a sailor
Storms and shipwrecks
I´ve survived
But this will be my final journey
There´s no way
we´ll come out of this alive
We´ll come out of this alive

We are undermanned
and overladen
And the keel is rotten to the core
Guess someone can claim
a big insurance
If we don´t make it to the shore
We don´t make it to the shore

Coffin ship, coffin ship
Carry this old sailor
To a place where he´ll be safe
Coffin ship, coffin ship
And if it´s time for time to end
Then let the ocean be my friend
I´ll sleep beneath the waves
Sleep beneath the waves

And the smell of cooking
from the galley
Cannot hide the lingering
stench of greed
They sent us out here to go under
We can only hope
that God takes heed
Of our prayers and our needs

Coffin ship, coffin ship
Carry this old sailor
To a place where he´ll be safe
Coffin ship, coffin ship
And if it´s time for time to end
Then let the ocean be my friend

I can feel it in my bones
Taste it on my lips
Death is somewhere out there
And he´s waiting patiently
He´s got us in his grip
On this coffin ship

And if it´s time for time to end
Then let the ocean be my friend
I´ll sleep beneath the waves
Sleep beneath the waves

Forty long years
I´ve been a traveller
Now time has come to take in sail
No earth to earth, ashes to ashes
I´ll sleep in peace
beneath the waves
I´ll sleep beneath the waves