"Red Sails" as written by Brian Eno and David Bowie....
I feel a bit roughed up, feel a bit frightened
Nearly pin it down some time
Red sail action wake up in the wrong town
Boy, I really get around

Thunder ocean
Thunder ocean
Red sails take me
Make me sail along

Red sails, and a mast so tall
Red sails
Red sails

Do you remember we another person
Green and black and red and so scared
Graffiti on the wall kept us all in tune
Bringing us all back home

Red sails
Thunder ocean
Red sails
Sailor can't dance like you, ooh, yooou

Ahh, red sail
Red sail action
Red sail
Some reaction

Action boy seen living under neon
Struggle with a foreign tongue
Red sails make him strong
Action make him sail along
Life stands still and stares

The hinterland, the hinterland
We're gonna sail to the hinterland
And it's far far, far far far, far far far away
Its a far far, far far far fa da da da-da da
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Ooh


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"Red Sails" as written by Brian Peter George Eno David Bowie

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  • +5
    General CommentI never thought of it that way but that is certainly supported by "Boy, I really get around" "And a mast so tall" "Red sail action" and "Action Boy...struggle with a neon tounge." Just as Lodger is most obviously an album about travel and transcendance it is certainly one that hints at homoeroticism moreso than his previous 4 or 5 albums. But I guess in a way that could be seen as a motif within the greater theme of travel/escape and seeking refuge/transcendance. I always loved the music to this song and the Far part is fun to sing along to.
    davidbeauyon October 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about fuckin' mad bitches when they're on the rag.

    "I feel a bit roughed up, feel a bit frightened
    Nearly pin it down some time
    Red sail action wake up in the wrong town
    Boy, I really get around"

    You always feel frightened and roughed up, especially when you feel you've woken up in the wrong town or on the wrong planet which is quite a normal feeling when you wake up next to a woman actin' like a cut snake cause she has the communists up her cooch.

    "Thunder ocean
    Thunder ocean
    Red sails take me
    Make me sail along"

    A shiela with the painters in is like a thundering ocean and the Red Sails make you want to sail away and face a few months of rough seas and hairy sailor arse rather than deal with the mad bitch boiling your rabbit and throwing your breakfast against the wall cause she's got a bloody rag up her duff.

    "Red sails, and a mast so tall"

    Aunty Scarlet is in and that means you ain't gettin' your end away. You end up with a mast so tall but no deep fish filled ocean trench to slam it in.

    "Do you remember we another person
    Green and black and red and so scared"

    When old love has got the crimson tide she's like some other woman, some green, black and red witch screeching like a scalded cat and scaring you so much you think you're balls will drop off.

    "Graffiti on the wall kept us all in tune
    Bringing us all back home"

    Spraying the bloodied contents of your now dead dog against the wall to keep you in line is pretty standard behaviour for a crazy bitch in the throws of her monthly carmine copulations.

    "Red sails
    Thunder ocean
    Red sails
    Sailor can't dance like you, ooh, yooou"

    Your mate's at sea can't dance like your bunny boiler back home but he's preferable to erratic and demented behaviour when it's that time of the month.

    "Ahh, red sail
    Red sail action
    Red sail
    Some reaction"

    You're there in the bed, missus bent over and you're ploughing her from behind in the dark when that wet slapping sound takes on a different tone. You turn the lights on and it looks like a murder scene. You freak the fuck out cause the missus has just dropped the red flag and she's bearing her fangs at you and grunting and wheezing like a sick hog. You gotta get outta there quick before the red mist takes full control and you lose your plums to an ill sharpened bread knife.

    "Action boy seen living under neon"

    Man's escape to the neon sign in the bar where he can escape the crazy bitch back home with the bloody axe wound.

    "Struggle with a foreign tongue"

    No man can make sense of what a bitch is talking about at the best of times let alone when she's staining the cotton red.

    "Red sails make him strong
    Action make him sail along
    Life stands still and stares"

    Some mad bitch on the rag gives a man the motivation he needs to make him move on and be strong.

    "The hinterland, the hinterland
    We're gonna sail to the hinterland
    And it's far far, far far far, far far far away
    Its a far far, far far far fa da da da-da da
    1
    2
    3-4
    Ooooooo"

    Running to the hinterland is the best course of action when escaping the dragon with the leaky cunt.




    DarkenRahlon March 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always envision David Bowie on a gay cruise having sex with tons of men ::red sail action:: and enjoying it ::some reaction:: Sounds hott to me! :-D
    blackfloyd23on November 19, 2004   Link

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