"Toiler On the Sea" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
I had a woman ship
I took her overseas
She left her hold unlocked
I had to find a dock
I was a toiler on the sea
I was a toiler on the sea

We didn't use cruel words
To navigate cruel seas
The wind was biting hard
At times I had to scream
I was a toiler on the sea
I was a toiler on the sea

And when we reached the land
We went aground on the rocks
Became a wreck in the sand
Became a home for a flock

We ventured overland
Fought with the aliens
The young ones used their hands
Pointed the way to a flock

A flock of seagulls
A flock of seagulls
A flock of seagulls

Then we retraced our steps
Rebuilt the woman ship
I took her back up north
I lost her in the fog
I was a toiler on the sea
I was a toiler on the sea




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"Toiler on the Sea" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    General CommentThis song was loosely based on victor hugo's book "toiler of the sea" it also covers hughs doomed holiday in morocco with his then girlfriend.
    rozzaon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeing much younger, and in L.A. when I first was given to repeating the white side over and over. I finally realised he was a "toilet on the sea" over and over and over and over again. Thats what makes this song special, because It jams a "toilet on the sea" when angst is high and everybodys flailing, chicks included. I was a toiler: on the sea! A flock of Seagulls: on the sea! This whole side needs to be in the smithsonian eternalised for sweaty humans everywhere. from TANK to TOILER, its an Opera, pure man bliss.
    mca5517aon May 29, 2007   Link

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