"Deep Blue Sea" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor and Edward Droste....
Deep blue sea darlin
On a deep blue sea
Deep blue sea darlin
On a deep blue sea

And it was mamma that got
Drowned in out in that deep blue sea

Dig his grave darlin with a
Silver spade
Dig his grave darlin with a
Silver spade

And it was brother that got
Drowned in out in that deep blue sea

Drop him down darlin
With a golden chain
Drop him down darlin
With a golden chain

And it was daddy that got
Drowned in out in that deep blue sea


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"Deep Blue Sea" as written by Christopher Robert Bear, Daniel Raphael Rossen, Christopher M. Taylor, Edward Droste

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    My InterpretationI think this is about the lose of any loved one and the way they, and the memory of them, are treated with honor. The honor part is in these two lines that reference precious metals "dig his grave darlin' with a silver spade" and "drop him down darlin' with a golden chain". It seems also like a lullaby to calm oneself after such a hard thing. The rhythm and softness of the tune and the idea of "deep blue sea" evokes a calming effect. Absolutely gorgeous tune.
    steephynon May 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a traditional American folk song from around the time of the civil war.
    Aidynon December 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it more specifically brings up an image of a heroin overdose perhaps. Silver spade being a spoon used in cooking it and the golden chain being the tie for the arm when injecting it. Could be way off but makes you think.
    litdecoderon November 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so wonderful!
    sterile.starson March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful but every time I hear "Dig his grave.." I always think he says "Dick is great..." Anyone else hear that?
    devendraismyhusbandon August 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHHAAAH i also hear dick is great
    helenkelleron February 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs there any meaning behind this other than someones relatives drowning?
    BornIndieon March 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a traditional American folk song, possibly from Britain. Pete Seeger and various other singers have done versions.
    sammy142on October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it more specifically brings up an image of a heroin overdose perhaps. Silver spade being a spoon used in cooking it and the golden chain being the tie for the arm when injecting it. Could be way off but makes you think.
    litdecoderon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI rly want someone to edit this song with the movie "Deep Blue Sea" with the great Samuel L. "MOTHER FUCKIN" Jackson. But they should edit it so its just one clip of samuel jackson screaming into the camera.
    ottodestructon July 31, 2011   Link

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