On the eve of the last night in Baton Rouge
On my ship full of soldiers, battered and bruised
Well the flames grew high
And the bullets, they flew
And my brother cried out "Momma save me if you will"
We went down down down to the mouth of the sea
and she opened right up and she called out to me
For a spell my dear
listen hard, listen clear
this ain't no story of love songs or women or fear
There's no time to waste and I can't stay long
For the gods up above have a plan to cast off
All the burdens of man and the last of the sin
That has plagued all the land, made it rotten and grim
So my son, my son, salvation lay ahead
But the sun will surely rise when we're dead
So hallelujah, the lord's ?coming live?
Salvation is a bullet in my head
The wise man say don't mind if ?she had live?
The sun will surely rise when we're dead

So the lady of the sea, she spit me up and let me be
On conditions that I tell every man and every tree
Of the ?rife? was to come and the death that was to be
If we'd only pray to god spare us please spare us please
So I swam to the shore and I gathered my feet
And I grabbed the first child that my eyes did see
And I screamed at the boy "You must be strong, do not be weak
For the time approaches now, even strong men are meek
And all the wars that we fight, they are false and they aren't right
They compare not to what will be in our sight
For the rocks will cry out "We were right, we were right"
And the mountains will crash in the black of the night
And the stallions will ride, and the sky will split in two
And the beasts will devour the city of fools
So my son, my son, salvation lay ahead
But the sun will surely rise when you're dead
So hallelujah, the lord's ?coming live?
Salvation is a bullet in my head
The wise man say don't mind if ?she won't live?
The sun will surely rise when we're dead

So the boy took his fear to the head of the state
And the leaders of the towns they all gathered and prayed
They sang songs to the lord
"Make us right, just make us free"
And please bless us with weapons to kill all these things
That you hate so much
??Need you white ball is clean???
Give us money, give us power, give us everything
And we'll rise, rise, rise to the top of the sea
And we'll both cash out and we'll both come out clean
But the man in the towns could not understand
All the damage was done, there was nothing they could mend
So they took to their homes and they danced one last dance
With their wives on their arms as the children did ask
"Daddy, what is to come of this life that we live?"
"Baby close your pretty eyes, you've got too much love to give"
And I did all that I could to be spared of this ?fire?
Spread the word of the lord, gave up worldly desires
But the lady of the sea could not save me from me
And the mouth of the ocean swallowed everything
And the rocks cried out "We were right, we were right"
And the mountains did crash in the black of the night
And the stallions did ride, the sky split in two
And the beasts all devoured the cities of fools
So my brothers, my sisters, salvation lay ahead
But the sun will surely rise when we're dead
So hallelujah, the lord's ?coming live?
Salvation is a bullet in my head
The wise man say don't mind if ?she won't live?
The sun will surely rise when we're dead
The sun will surely rise when we're dead
The sun will surely rise when we're dead


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Lady of the Sea song meanings
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