"Valparaiso" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
Chase the dog star
Over the sea
Home where my true love is waiting for me
Rope the south wind

Canvas the stars
Harness the moonlight
So she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso

Red the port light
Starboard the green
How will she know of the devils I've seen
Cross in the sky star of the sea

Under the moonlight there she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso

And every road I walked would take me down to the sea
With every broken promise in my sack
And every love would always send the ship of my heart
Over the rolling sea

If I should die
And water's my grave
She'll never know if I'm damned or I'm saved
See the ghost fly over the sea

Under the moonlight, there she can safely go
Round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso


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"Valparaiso" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentWell, as this song was written for the film 'White Squall' it is obvious the song is talking about the town of Valparaíso in Chile. Cape Horn is considered the Mount Everest of sailing... the ultimate challenge and this is where the Albatross (the ship from White Squall) met its end. Also, in the Lighthouse overlooking Cape Horn there is a giant silhouette of an Albatross, coincidence? Beautiful song.
    poloon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, isn't it. Brings to mind ...

    Our lovely ship—the Good Intent
    She sailed across the continent
    Her skipper’s name was Badly Bent
    Her purser’s name was Broke
    Oh leaden-helmed and tough to steer
    Her cargo—vain regrets and tears
    The path she laid was wild and queer
    Her compass was a joke.
    sillybunnyon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: Valpariso is a seaport in Chili....I have always loved that name It means Valley of Paradise That has always been a very romantic concepts to me...and it's a song of the sea that has always been one of my fascinations.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes, the name is dreamy and sooo romatic
    but i there is sth i wonder
    is she in the song the ship (because he says my true love and i think he is in love with the sea
    or a woman
    sorry 4 the dull question
    Mercedes2007on August 21, 2007   Link

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