"The Pirate's Bride" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
Sometimes in the light at the edge of the world
Is the ghost of a ship with it's dark sail furled
And night after night she would stand on the shore
And dream of the love that she knew before

The tide rolls out, the tide rolls in
Without a thought for the ways of men

He set sail for the Spanish Main
To rob the ships of the Queen of Spain
And she would be his pirate's bride
She gave him the pistol and the sword at his side

The tide rolls out, the tide rolls in
Without a care for the ways of men
I'd give three ships of Spanish gold
To see my love again

Full fathom five my true love lies
In a fine wooden casket no gold on his eyes
Where is the glory, where is the pride?
Where is the joy for this pirate's bride?

The tide rolls out, the tide rolls in
Without a care for the ways of men

Here in the light at the edge of the world
He'd wait for a ship with it's dark sail furled
And day after day he would stand on the shore
And dream of the life that he knew before

The tide rolls out, the tide rolls in
Without a care for the ways of men
I'd give three ships of Spanish gold
To see my love again


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"The Pirate's Bride" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentThe pirate and his bride were parted by death. She would remember him when his ghost ship passed and he was waiting for the ghost ship that would bring her back to him. And the gold doesn't matter--having been a glorious pirate doesn't matter. It all takes a backseat to love.
    sillybunnyon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTalkAsia: Who or what, these days, is your muse?

    Sting: Well a muse is traditionally a female figure. It inspires you to works of art. And I suppose it has to be my lovely wife Trudie. Who's not only my muse but she's my guardian angel. She's very very inspirational, as a person, as my wife, as the mother of my children and uh... yeah, she's my muse.
    sillybunnyon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBridal veils were originally worn:
    --to protect the bride from the evil eye
    --to protect others from the psychic influence of the bride
    --literally to hide the bride’s face until it was too late for the groom to back out of the ceremony
    sillybunnyon September 16, 2006   Link

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