"See My Ships" as written by and Gordon Gano....
See my ships
They are sailing
In and out of the harbor
Will they go together
Or must they stay apart
Yes I know it's in my heart
Surely you see what's inside of me
Jesus is coming soon
I can hear Gabriel
Blow his trumpet tune
This I know
This I know
Our Lord is coming soon
Mercy mercy me
Marvin Gaye he was shot
By his father
O my Father
Have mercy on me
Cold kane o my cheap thrill
O my shame for Cain
And the devil
Momma I need water
I'm thirsty
Surely you see
What's inside of me


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"See My Ships" as written by Gordon James Gano

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    General CommentAbout family members killing each other.
    55779on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTerminal late-stage coke addiction. The feeling that a day of reckoning will come, and the question of whether the shıps will stay together and the singer will stay alive is answered. The singer is probably fucked up and talking to God. Hence, the Gabriel reference

    The Marvin Gaye reference ties into cocaine (which Gaye and his father both used heavily) and to the the link between Gaye's earthly father, who killed his son because he believed Marvin was a sinner, and the singer's heavenly Father - who may be about to kill the singer for the same reason.

    The cocaine lyrics are not fully correct here. 'cocaine, my cheap thrill. Cocaine, my Cain. Cocaine, to my shame. Cocaine, the devil.' In case you needed an explicit drug reference.

    And, of course, he swtitches from talking to the Father who will judge hım to the Mama who will comfort hım and bring hım water. because they are the only ones who really know what he's going through.
    nathan1149on February 12, 2018   Link

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