Another wave crash over you
It put you in a spell
On a cold place
You know well

It pulls you further out to sea
Under the lights at Tilbury
Life still love
Your melody

In a tide end town
Everyone hallucinating on you
But a northern whale
Wouldn't leave you until England's tears are done
When the day comes, we'll move on endlessly

They only see you in a dream
Lying by a dark machine
Sing on love
Your melody

In a tide end town
Everyone hallucinating with you
But a northern whale
Wouldn't leave you until all our tears are done
When the day comes, he'll move on endlessly


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Northern Whale song meanings
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    General Commentbeautiful song **
    Escaflowneon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...i don't think the lyrics in the booklet are accurate, sounds like he says:

    Lying by a 'sad' machine (instead of 'dark)

    Before anybody gets into an argument (not likely, very few people have heard TGTBATQ) it started off as a love song to Albarns partner, but then when that whale washed up that river, he changed it to a song about that whale...Now the lyrics make sense

    note the whale calls everynow and again in the background
    davjaxon September 13, 2007   Link

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