Late at night with our sharpest eyes on,
spot land on the horizon.
There's something creeping in the dark.
The sea swells crashing to the shallow
but this path leads to the gallows.
I'm afraid we may have missed our mark.

No time to break a sweat,
no sense to leave just yet.
Hold on.

I know, I know this time,
no turning back, we're closing in.
I know, I know this life, was never meant for living in.
We tried, but we couldn't break this curse.
I get the feeling it's much worse
when there's no demons left to fend,
you'll be seeing me again.

The air is stale, and the water's sour.
She feels a chill at the witching hour.
The wind is cold but I can't feel a thing.
It's too late, I can't stop him falling,
the moon is full and the wolves are calling
out the names of all the lands we've never been.

The worst has come to pass, sleep long and well at last. So long.

I know, I know this time,
no turning back, we're closing in.
I know, I know this life, was never meant for living in.
We tried, but we couldn't break this curse.
I get the feeling it's much worse
when there's no demons left to fend,
you'll be seeing me again.


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The Curse Of The Ivory Coast song meanings
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    General CommentGod bless the Gamblers, this song is amazing
    jerseyredon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsweet song.
    bri-guyon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically a keep on trying/don't give up you can do it song.

    This is one of my favorites .. it's hard to pick because the whole CD is great.
    isearcyon January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA ship about to crash as a metaphor for a failed relationship.

    I know, I know this life, was never meant for living in.
    We tried, but we couldn't break this curse.
    I get the feeling it's much worse.
    When there's no demons left to fend,
    you'll be seeing me again.
    rmcgowan33on July 12, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningDoes anyone know why curse of the Ivory Coast? Is the something significant about the Ivory Coast?
    NickKellyon March 13, 2012   Link

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