4th Place | “Across The Sea”

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

4th Place
“Across The Sea”
Stewart Eastham
Nashville, Tennessee

With jet black hair and big brown eyes
Such a sweetness beneath that hard-bitten disguise
She does what she wants, and she does it so well
She’s got secrets, she’ll never tell

Her scars will cut you deep like a knife
The most beautiful thing, you’ll ever see in this life
She’ll break your heart with a single glance
But you’ll always know right where she stands

(Chorus)
Across the ocean, across the sea
Lives a small town girl from Tennessee
The whole damn world is burnin’ down
And she’s across the sea in London town

You knew her back when she was a girl
And the powder disappeared up her nose with a twirl
But now she’s a woman, so honest and true
So fetching and foreign to you

She flies like a falcon, her pretty wings spread
She circles the globe, while you’re stuck in your head
Once in a blue moon, she comes back through town
With a passion so pure and unbound

(Chorus)
Across the ocean, across the sea
Lives a small town girl from Tennessee
The whole damn world is burnin’ down
And she’s across the sea in London town

She’s got a freedom, you so wish you had
Some call it a death wish, but you know it ain’t that
She’ll love you in ways you ain’t been loved before
But she’s away on a far distant shore

There’s something about her that stays when she’s gone
Like a half remembered line from an old country song
A mystical vision you can never quite grasp
So you pray for her to come back

You pray for her to come back
Yeah, you pray for her to come back

(Chorus)
Across the ocean, across the sea
Lives a small town girl from Tennessee
The whole damn world is burnin’ down
And she’s across the sea in London town

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