"The Albatross" as written by and Blasko/cranny....
Fear lies beside me
A vessel, an army
That threatens the night

The wind is whispering
Howling and hissing
"Be unafraid"

Tragic this moment of kindness
Touches my eyes in their blindness

Come lie beside me
Say I won't be lonely
As we kiss goodnight

For two ships are sailing
The wind is wailing
"An ocean awaits"

Captured this moment inspires us
To unlock the latches that bind us

And we will leave behind these fallen tears
For two will sail tonight
And here in this humble ship
I will make my home

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    General CommentHow beautiful.

    Tragic this moment of kindness
    Touches my eyes in their blindness
    !!**!!on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI studied S.T Coleridge's poetry a while ago and some of Sarah Blasko's songs relate to it in way or another, even the cover is a direct homage, I think.

    This is very similar to a Coleridge poem called "The Rime of Ancient Mariner" where a seaman has committed a crime (killing an albatross) and he starts to realise it and he wears the bird's carcass on his neck to remind him. Soon, a ghost ship appears ahead of his own with two beings: Death and Life-in-Death - which might be what she means by "Two ships are sailing" - to pass judgement upon the seaman. Etc, etc, etc, he is punished and then the seaman...actually, I'm rambling.

    In short, the albatross is a symbol of hope but after it is killed, it becomes a symbol of guilt. So, this song could be about a confession and the purging of some form of guilt, or to "unlock the latches that bind us".

    Without much thought to the poem, I just think it's about two people, they like each other and then sail off into the sunset.

    Lol, both are wrong anyway. It's just my take on it.
    m0ofinon June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentm0ofin -- i am so glad someone else noticed the connections between SB & The Rime of The Ancient Mariner !!! I remember posting something about it on my comment for "Queen Of Apology" a while back. I was reading that poem today and I thought "I might comment on The Albatross".. & you beat me to it, lol. You put it much better than I could have, though. ;)

    Beautiful, reflective song. It flows, & seems to have a depth and life of it's own.
    meg;on July 02, 2007   Link

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