You've whispered out loud
But your breeze doesn't bend
We're lying in the palm of your hand
No land we see, no place to be
The salt of your tears, adds stain to our hearts
There's no long years can tear us apart
Our future's entwined with your past
Because when we lie awake
We'll be thinking of you.

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home
Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home

Bravado is all but gone
And patience is down
You scared us and you've turned us around
But you won't let us drown
Because when we lie asleep
We'll be dreaming of you.

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home
(Blow your ships back)
Blow, (Lady Grey, Lady Grey, come blow)
Grey lady blow your ships back home.

So answer us when we call
And say if you think we're old
When life is so short we can't stay long
But you'll never be alone
Because one day we'll return
We'll be waiting for you.

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home

Blow, grey lady blow your ships back home


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Grey Lady of the Sea song meanings
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    General CommentSimon Le Bon wrote this I think for his race around the world.
    Canadaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the last verse actually goes "So answer us when we call/and say if you think we're wrong"
    bubbleteaon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard it was as background music to a Japanese commercial. It was only a snippet but I instantly recognized Le Bon's voice and thought "which Duran song is this?" but I don't think it is an official D2 song. The few seconds I heard were so distinctive that I could recall it years later.

    Very much a seafarer's song.
    logistical24on July 29, 2009   Link

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