British Sea Power - Salty Water

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Carry on, inside of your heart,
Under the brine, you won't notice the dark
Can stone and steel and horse's heels,
Ever explain the way you feel?
From Scapa Flow to Rotherhithe,
I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Oh the heavy water how it enfolds
The salt, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
Always, always, always the sea
Brilliant immortality

So irrigate your heart, until you know you're complete
And you're draped in kelp, below by eight thousand feet
My soul, she cried, I thought you'd died,
Amid fumes of formaldehyde
You have been gone for so long,
I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide
I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Oh the heavy water how it enfolds
The salt, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
Always, always, always the sea
Brilliant immortality

And when this Corpus Christi isle became,
A landed ocean blue
Again, she cried, you took my eye,
Amid fumes of ?
And in the end of August sun
On one by one ?
Until the devils screamed in the evermore,
And in the open graves we saw

Oh the heavy water how it enfolds
The salt, the spray, the gorgeous undertow
Always, always, always the sea
Brilliant immortality


Written by:
BSP
 
Found on:
Carrion / Apologies To Insect Life
The Decline Of British Sea Power
The Decline Of British Sea Power [Japan]
The Decline Of British Sea Power [USA]
Remember Me EP [Japan]
 
Notes:
"An Ingmar Bergmann film put to music."

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