"Silja Line" as written by Kelly Crisp and Ivan Howard....
I left my captain's hat at home
There's no parents I can dodge or aliens to explore
Just some plain folks who don't mind
The sound of screaming children and drinking too much Vodka the line

And oh, I'll sing
No way to change what's been said and done
I've set my own course and I'll try to carry on

All my days are from my shoes
I've sailed the windy streets of Stockholm captain of the great [unverified]
It's first breakfast with the king, we're counting up
The month's adventures and divvy up the treasures that I bring

But oh, I sing
No way to change what's been said and done
I've set my own course and I'll try to carry on

So back and forth I go on this Baltic Sea
Waiting for a whale to come and rescue me, hey, hey
And I hear them sing

Oh, let's all toast to the walls we love
Oh, don't pretend to have Viking blood
Oh, if we sing all night to the greatest
And I'll just bide my time, still the Silja line




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"Silja Line" as written by Kelly Crisp Ivan Howard

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    General CommentI thought the end was
    "Oh let's all toast to the ones we love
    Oh to old friends and to binding blood"
    the next line I'm not sure of either.

    This song is great, though.
    Souperman55on June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's "I see no way to change what's been said and done".

    then it's "On my days off from my ship, I sail the windy streets of Stockholm, Captain of the great Vasa warship".

    The Vasa was an old warship that originated in Sweden, which goes with the previous reference to Stockholm.

    how do i know this?
    because i'm a viking.
    dgregon April 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about the sinking of ship, MS Estonia from Silja Line. One of the worst sea disasters in history. Very few of the total passengers survived. The "Waiting for a whale to come and rescue me" lyrics are most likely about the few that survived the sinking but were not rescued and died of hypothermia.

    Ivan from the Rosebuds always has a beautiful voice, but he really shines in this song.
    sufjanstevenson December 19, 2009   Link

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