"Travel Is Dangerous" as written by and Martin Bulloch John Cummings....
Who might know of this
The notes we left
Our final thoughts
And we knew they'd get ours out

Sink
Sink

Drowned by our country
Old machine, is cursed
And forgotten
Never surface again

The air runs out
The captain is first
So we take to memories
And layers of clothes
Up there the family waits
And outside we heard hammers
Noises sound like the end
And we will never see them

Sink
Sink

Drowned by her country
Failed machine is cursed
Old and rotten
Never surface again


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"Travel Is Dangerous" as written by John Cummings Dominic Aitchison

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  • +3
    General CommentI am pretty sure this is what all the lyrics mean let me know if im wrong,

    Firstly its about a boat sinking im not 100% sure if its about a certain boat or anything..

    Who might know of this = Who knows that our boat is sinking.

    The notes we left = The notes (letters) we left were going to be sent to our families & (friends),they may never know.

    Our final thoughts = Having some last thoughts before death

    And we knew they'd get us out = They will come nothing to worry about is basically what there saying.

    Sink,Sink = Obvious, the boats sinking.

    Drowned By Her Country = Referring to the boat as her, she was drowned in the sea in the country it was built in.

    She is old and she is cursed = Old, bad luck.

    And forgotten, never surface again = People on boat forgotten the boat nor people will ever surface again.

    The air runs out = Boat Air runs out.

    The captains first = First to die.

    So we take to memories and layers of clothes = to comfort themselves with good memories before they die.

    Up there the family waits = waits for a safe return from the sailors.

    And outside we here hammers noises sound like the end= Banging from outside boat were going to die.

    And we will never see them = Never see there families again.

    The rest is simple now.























    SiameseDream1693on September 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah... these lyrics are wrong, as are the other commenter's.

    Who might know of this?
    The notes we left
    Our final thoughts
    And we knew they'd get us out

    Sink, sink
    Drowned by her country
    Old, and she
    Is cursed and forgotten
    Never to surface again

    The air runs out
    The captain's first
    So we take to memories
    And layers of clothes
    Up there the family waits
    Outside we heard hammers
    Noises sound like the end
    And we will never see them

    Sink, sink
    Drowned by our country
    Dead, and she
    Is cursed, old and rotten
    Never to surface again

    harvmbon November 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone noticed the best songs on mr. Beast (i.e. Travel is Dangerous, Acid Food n I chose horses) are all with clearly spoken voices...Mogwai-revolution i tell ya
    Hammleton December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album!!! :D
    rhod*on May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the lyrics for this song are about a disaster at sea, possibly the kursk or something similar.

    it's a brilliant tune and one of mogwai's best
    garygxxon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmost definitly about the kirsk. the lyrics fit so well. also a fantastic but somber song.
    caramelprisoneron July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe instead of "sing, sing" in the chorus it's "sink, sink" to go with the kursk theme. it would definitely make sense in context.
    spk123on January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I've always thought it was "sink, sink" until I read "sing, sing" on here.
    fingerprintson January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know, Hammlet. I thought that Folk Death 95 and We're No Here were pretty damn good.
    Blurofserenityon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lines "old and she is cursed" and "graved and she is cursed" should be "old machine is cursed" and "great machine is cursed". If this is actually about a submarine, it makes a bit more sense that way, and this is how I've always heard it anyway.
    Knifs38on June 13, 2007   Link

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