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The Marine


by Julius Isidro. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


We are two mariners
Our ship's sole survivors
In this belly of a whale
It's ribs, our ceiling beams
It's guts, our carpeting
I guess we have some time to kill

You may not remember me
I was a child of three
And you, a lad of eighteen
But I remember you
And I will relate to you
How our histories interweave
At the time you were
A rake and a roustabout
Spending all your money
On the whores and hounds
(Oh, oh)

You had a charming air
All cheap and debonair
My widowed mother found so sweet
And so she took you in
Her sheets still warm with him
Now filled with filth and foul disease
As time wore on you proved
A debt-ridden drunken mess
Leaving my mother
A poor consumptive wretch
(Oh, oh)

And then you disappeared
Your gambling arrears
The only thing you left behind
And then the magistrate
Reclaimed our small estate
And my poor mother lost her mind
Then, one day in spring
My dear sweet mother died
But, before she did
I took her hand as she, dying, cried:
(Oh, oh)

"Find him, find him
Tie him to a pole and break
His fingers to splinters
Drag him to a hole until he
Wakes up naked
Clawing at the ceiling
Of his grave"
It took me fifteen years
To swallow all my tears
Among the urchins in the street
Until a priory
Took pity and hired me
To keep their vestry nice and neat
But, never once in the employ
Of these holy men
Did I ever once turn my mind
From the thought of revenge
(Oh, oh)

One night I overheard
The prior exchanging words
With a penitent whaler from the sea
The captain of his ship
Who matched you toe to tip
Was known for a wonton cruelty
The following day
I shipped to sea
With a privateer
And in the whistle
Of the wind
I could almost hear
(Oh, oh)

"Find him, find him
Tie him to a pole and break
His fingers to splinters
Drag him to a hole until he
Wakes up naked
Clawing at the ceiling
Of his grave

There is one thing I must say to you
As you sail across the sea
Always your mother will watch over you
As you avenge this wicked deed"

And then, that fateful night
We had you in our sight
After twenty months at sea
Your starboard flank abeam
I was getting my muskets clean
When came this rumbling from beneath
The ocean shook
The sky went black
And the captain quailed
And before us grew
The angry jaws
Of a giant whale

(Oh...)

Don't know how I survived
The crew all was chewed alive
I must have slipped between his teeth
But, oh, what providence
What divine intelligence
That you should survive
As well as me
It gives my heart great joy
To see your eyes fill with fear
So lean in close
And I will whisper
The last words you'll hear
(Oh, oh)




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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
cd Buy "Other Songs A - W" CD
  1. A Very Special Love
  2. Ash
  3. Baby
  4. Brown Eyes
  5. Bye To You
  6. Chilled Stone
  7. F.U.
  8. Full Circle
  9. Get 'Em
  10. Hangin By A Moment
  11. Heaven's Sake
  12. I Can't
  13. I Told You
  14. Im Not Ok
  15. Love Story
  16. Mountains Moving
  17. My Heart
  18. Nocturne
  19. O.M.G
  20. Pillows
  21. Ram
  22. Selfish
  23. Te Amor
  24. The Marine
  25. The Rangers
  26. Thumbs Down
  27. Time To Pretend
  28. Unknown Destiny
  29. Walk Me Out
  30. Why?

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