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Rod Stewart - Sailing (Official Music Video)




"Sailing" is a song composed by Gavin Sutherland of the Sutherland Brothers in 1972, best known as a 1975 international hit for Rod Stewart.


"Sailing" was recorded by Rod Stewart for his first album recorded in North America rather than Great Britain: Atlantic Crossing, which album was recorded April – June 1975 at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with Tom Dowd producing. The first single from the album, "Sailing" afforded Stewart an international hit notably in the UK where "Sailing" was No. 1 for four weeks in September 1975: augmented by a return to the UK chart in 1976 and – to a lesser extent – 1987, "Sailing" remains the Rod Stewart single to have the greatest success in its UK release. However, "Sailing" failed to afford Stewart a major hit in his newly adopted US homeland.





Lyrics


I am sailing

I am sailing

Home again

'Cross the sea

I am sailing,

Stormy waters

To be near you,

To be free


I am flying,

I am flying

Like a bird

'Cross the sky

I am flying,

Passing high clouds

To be with you,

To be free


Can you hear me, can you hear me

Through the dark night, far away

I am dying, forever crying

To be with you, who can say


Can you hear me, can you hear me

Through the dark night far away

I am dying, forever crying

To be with you, who can say


We are sailing, we are sailing

Home again

'Cross the sea

We are sailing

Stormy waters

To be near you,

To be free


Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free

Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free

Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free

Oh Lord