My name is Odysseus and I cannot be free
Condemned forever to travel the seas
In my days of glory I conquered Troy
As I callously watched many good men die
Cruel Fortune brought me to an evil shore
To escape I speared Polyphemus in the eye
The angry brute called down divine wrath upon me
I cannot go home.
Poseidon's will has set me to wander
Still I search for my home with great ardor
This divine tyrant, in his immense comfort
Can decide my fate, but I will fight
He knows not suffering as I know it
He has the power but has not the right
But every day my journey grows harder
I am far from home.
Lost are my crew, I have sailed to strange shores
Immersed in temptations which my heart abhors
Though Calypso detains me, ever delightful
Far away at home waits my wife Penelope
These distractions simply cannot contain me
Enticing as she is, of her I must become free
Loneliness is the true casualty of wars
I have no home.
The sea is my home.