we went down to the edge of the water
you were afraid to go in
you said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
and i said i'm only going for a swim

i was swimming around in a circle
i wasn't always in view
you said we might get into red flag danger
and i am alone when i'm not with you

but i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
and i am no fisherman's slave
i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
i keep my head above the waves

we were swinging from the centre of the ceiling
you were afraid to give in
i said i know i'll always live for this feeling
and you closed your eyes you said never again

we were dancing in the middle of the desert
you said we'll burn under the hot sun
i said i'd rather be the colour of pleasure
than watch like you from under the thumb

but i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
and i am no fisherman's slave
i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
i keep my head above the waves

we went down to the edge of the water
you were afraid to go in
you said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
and i said i'm only going for a swim

i was living around in a circle
i wasn't always in view
you said we might get into red flag danger
and i am alone when i'm not with you

but i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
and i am no fisherman's slave
i am no mermaid
i am no mermaid
i keep my head above the waves


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    General CommentWhatever happened to Sinead Lohan? This song reminds me of just about any old Cary Grant / Audrey Hepburn movie, without the witty banter and requisite happy ending.
    AnamDuineon May 25, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me it's about freedom and willingness to take risks, and possibly also about not wanting to be tied down to a relationship.
    galaxiaadon February 04, 2013   Link

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