Not every boat you come across is one you have to take

hly2004

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Hi, everyone:

Could you please explain the following lines from the lyrics of the song the Journey Home for me? After I read the lyrics through, I know it's about "homeward bound", but I find the following sentences not fit the whole theme. But perhaps, I didn't get it.

Not every boat you come across is one you have to take
Now sometimes standing still can be the best move you ever make

Here's the context:
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/bombaydreams/thejourneyhome.htm
 
  • Hi, everyone:

    Could you please explain the following lines from the lyrics of the song the Journey Home for me? After I read the lyrics through, I know it's about "homeward bound", but I find the following sentences not fit the whole theme. But perhaps, I didn't get it.

    Not every boat you come across is one you have to take
    Now sometimes standing still can be the best move you ever make

    Here's the context:
    http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/bombaydreams/thejourneyhome.htm
    Hi hly2004,

    Not every road you come across
    Is one you have to take
    No, sometimes standing still can be
    The best move you ever make
    When you come across a new road, on a journey, it's not necessarily a good idea to walk down it. Sometimes it's best to just stand still and think about where you are truly wanting to go.

    LRV
     

    cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Hello Hly2004,

    Not every boat you come across is one you have to take Not every opportunity to act requires action.
    Now sometimes standing still can be the best move you ever make A choice not to act may be far better than a decision to act.

    Consider Ernest Hemingway's statement in A Movable Feast: Don't confuse motion with action.
     
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