Sail the Seas

This was a song written during the pandemic from the shores of Deception Pass in Washington State….


  1. Me again, listening again, this has got to be one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time. Your lyrics, your guitar work, perfect. Thank you for this. A winner for me.

  2. A very beautiful song that perfectly catches the essence of longing for youth and adventure as we get older. Love the lyric of the chorus. Excellent performance as well. Good luck in the competition.

    1. Thank you Pete… I hope you never let anything dissuade you from sharing even if the comment was in jest. We are all just in our own little lanes as writers, and this is my little lane. Up until the pandemic, I had only written about other people’s stories. This was the most personal song I have written, and my fear was that it was too much so. But desperate times cause us to turn in, I think.

  3. That’s a lovely song Charlotte. We share a bond, I was a finalist in the UK Songwriting contest 2021 Folk section, with a song called Cabin Fever. Didnt win Im afraid, but it gives you a few nervy moments doesnt it waiting for the results to come out 🙂

    1. That is very cool, David. I would love to hear it. It’s funny…I never expected to be a finalist, and was so surprised I didn’t think beyond that. The coolest for me that year was actually being a finalist for the new melody for the lyrics to Yesterday, which has always been one of my favorite lyrics…but I must admit, it felt totally sacrilegious to do that?. Can’t wait to hear more of your music. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.

  4. Yes masterful finger picking guitar & a gentle folky voice, yet to reach its prime I’d say! (Not way beyond!) Not sure why you couldn’t & now still can’t, sail the seas, climb those mountains, dance & sleep …… maybe there were harsh pandemic restrictions over there in Washington? So the lyrics are a little dreamy for me, maybe I have missed something? But you have a great sound here which could stand tall against those more famous Folksters of the 60’s & 70’s!

    1. Yes, for sure the pandemic had an effect! I actually wrote the song while camping at my favorite park, the aptly named Deception Pass. I think all of the uncertainty of what was to come made me realize “the time is now”.

  5. Hey Charlotte! Thanks so much for listening to and giving my song a vote. I just listened to Sail The Seas and …. WOW. That’s a fantastic song you wrote and I love your harmony too. Really stunning. I know it can be annoying when people make comparisons, but I got the Mary Chapin Carpenter chills when I was listening to this? Are you a fan of hers? But listen, it’s all you here. Congratulations on writing such a brilliant song.

    1. Thanks! I actually heard that same comment from a music producer who suggested I send her my work….about twenty years ago…. I am a little slow to follow directions. The harmony part always works better when I get to sing the part because I know my own nuances, although ,my hubby, who is an awesome tenor, does a beautiful job when he records with me.