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The Ship Song

This song is by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and appears on the album The Good Son (1990) and on the live album Live Seeds (1993).

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The Ship Song
Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

We talk about it all night long
We define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Everything, it comes tumbling down

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings
And you, you must try to fly

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

Come sail your ships around me (Come sail your ships around me)
And burn your bridges down (And burn your bridges down)
We make a little history, baby (We make a little history, baby)
Every time you come around (Every time you come around)

Credits

Written by:

  • Nick Cave

Produced by:

  • The Bad Seeds

Musicians:

  • Blixa Bargeld - guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Cave - vocals, piano, hammond organ
  • Kid Congo Powers - guitar
  • Mick Harvey - bass, guitar, vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Thomas Wydler - drums

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