From the recording Be Careful What You Wish For

Written on a hot, still afternoon on Topsail Island, North Carolina.

Lyrics

Be Careful What You Wish For

It’s a humid heat that gathers in the middle of the day
And the breeze dies down to nothing, hear the rumble far away
Clouds build up higher; maybe a storm will clear things out
Be careful what you wish for; it just might come about

Be careful what you wish for; be careful what you say
For if it really happens, you might regret someday
Some things are best in dreamland; out here they’d just wear out
Be careful what you wish for; it just might come about

I went sailing as a youngster all the summer everyday
The action at the waterline pushing up the spray
And the clanging of my halyard; wish I could still hear those sounds
Be careful what you wish for; it just might come about

Shorebirds and the terns fly, pelicans and gulls
I wish that I could follow them as the sunset fades to dull
To the south end of the island to wait the long night out
Be careful what you wish for; it just might come about