[Verse 1]
Spent the night with a friend of mine and a handle of good whiskey
We picked guitars and talked about how the glory days we missed them
And it didn't take too long to find the truth inside that bottle
Cast a sea so long ago was a message from my father

[Chorus]
You keep your heart above your head and your eyes wide open
So this world can't find a way to leave you cold
And know you're not the only ship out on the ocean
Save your strength for things that you can change
Forgive the ones you can't
You've got to let them go

[Verse 2]
Looking back now on my life, I can't say I regret it
And all the places that I ended up, not the way Ma would have had it
But you only get one chance at life to leave your mark upon it
And when a pony comes riding by you, better set your sweet ass on it

[Chorus]
You keep your heart above your head and your eyes wide open
So this world can't find a way to leave you cold
And know you're not the only ship out on the ocean
Save your strength for things that you can change
Forgive the ones you can't
You've got to let them go


[Bridge][x2]
Like a sweet sunset in Georgia, let it go
And like the fear that grabs a hold of you, let it go
Let it go

[Chorus]
You keep your heart above your head and your eyes wide open
So this world can't find a way to leave you cold
And know you're not the only ship out on the ocean
Save your strength for things that you can change
Forgive the ones you can't
You've got to let them go