Let's take a look inside a word and find out what is heard.
The friend part isn't so hard to understand The one that stands by you No matter what challenge may be at hand
Now, this brings us to the matter of the ship. To understand it fully, we'll have to take a trip Over the cities and down to the docks Where a newly launched vessel heads out to the sea Saying goodbye to the dirt, and the rocks.
As they sail, let us take a look at the crew. What's this? I see not one captain, but two! They take turns at the wheel and they both do the work Fulfill their duties and do not shirk.
From port to port For days, o'er a week They travel the globe in search of what they seek.
They seek not fame and fortune, nor treasure Nor jewels and trinkets to bring them much pleasure
This is the thing that they seek: Crewmates, no matter how big, and no matter how weak.
No one is a ruler, no one is a slave Everyone is treated equal, and they all stay true and brave.
Then when the waves and tempests come They're off to work! Not frozen, or struck dumb If someone falls under a wave, dive in, post-haste! Go on and save!
The question is, right here for you Are you a loyal member of the crew? Are you truly doing all you can do?
Then get right up! Don't lay around! Just do the work you need to do There's a job waiting just for you! Make sure your friend-ship's safe and sound.