"Brundisium" as written by and Richards....
They married, a dandy and a back alley tough
On the foreshore while kids in the needling rough
Stayed low, in, and laid till they'd had enough
Of the somersaulting hot roll of revolting September

By thickets beneath the hot halo above
The plague bodies bathed in their talentless love
It's hot in the town with its back to the sea
O darling don't put your veil over me

From thinking a life was about them when, long
They were the thorn in its side
The hard men got plucked and by measures were gone
At pride it plucked and out, out it pried

Where's the shame in a gentle man? Stand him next to me
It's hot in the town with its back to the sea
O darling don't put your veil over me

Honey we'll go without, honey grow old and thin
I love you like I love my own skin

From thinking a life was about them but stranger
The soft women lowed and came in and were in
To swoon "O welcome hot united sailor"
Welcome from unsteady decks and from danger

Did you see a new sun in the sky?
The sun is blood and blood is a lie
It's hot in the town with its back to the sea
O darling don't put your veil over me

Honey we'll go without, honey grow old and thin
I love you like I love my own skin
O my bonny lies over the ocean
My bonny grows old and thin
I love her like I love my own skin


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    General CommentPerhaps this is something of a ballad, of perhaps the "dandy"; a poor sailor, who is taken away from his new wife.

    I love the description of "pride comes before a fall" and the worth of being humble.

    While the ache of separation remains, this "virtue" and fidelity stays strong. After all, what else is there?
    ciunasaonon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrundisium is Latin for Brindisi, an industrial port city on the east coast of Italty and it has a reputation for being a most ugly place, the arse end of the country.

    its a song about a sailor and his bride, and a marriage where they spend more time apart than together.

    the song is epitomised by the line of "oh darling, dont put your veil over me" where the sailor reminds his wife that his job/lifestyle will never allow them to live together like other couples do. so sad.
    imdign4fireon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw Glenn do this one he said it's about St Kilda.
    foxymanon May 23, 2010   Link

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