Up, and down, the waves they roll,
Cradling my heart they stole.
I can feel the ocean’s pull;
Into deep rest it will me lull.
Bring me up and bring me down;
Softly, softly, make no sound.
You will place me on the ground,
Or keep me here to stay and drown.
The choice you make will be my fate.
Keep me happy, keep me sedate.
Keep me and I feel no hate,
For I have been so tired of late.
Keep me and I will succumb
To a cadence with your booming drum.
You called to me and I have come.
Keep me and I will succumb.