Farewell Plymouth, your morning cold and gray
Is painting shadows on my thoughts
And we're bound for nowhere

Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Still waters
(3 times)

Joseph I know you're trusting me to see you right
And I know you can't stand the fighting
And I know you can't stand the fighting
For one more night

Joseph the mud gives way to coral somewhere
And the hours of light they last and last
We'll see no hostile flag there from craft unknown
We will have grown free from sighing

Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Still waters
(3 times)

Joseph I know you're trusting me to see you right
And I know you can't stand the fighting
And I know you can't stand the fighting
For one more night

Joseph the mud gives way to coral somewhere
And the hours of light they last and last
We'll see no hostile flag there from craft unknown
We will have grown free from sighing

Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Singing the dolphin through
Still waters
Still waters
(repeat to fade)


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    General CommentI love this song but have no idea what it's about. Any ideas?
    BrainSewageon January 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe's singing about a better world, a safe, calm and serene place.

    Not the world we know.
    joetorontoon May 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a solitary dolphin who was seen by many sailors in the seas of a regular shipping line in the late 18th century early 19th century.
    Apparently, the seas along these treacherous waters were so narrow many ships hit rocks and sunk.
    So, the story goes, a lone dolphin was witnessed swimming ahead of the ship, actually showing the way through these waters to protect the ships from a watery grave, however, a whaling ship harpooned the dolphin, injuring the animal.
    The dolphin was badly injured and was not seen for many years eventually being spotted after it had fully recovered and regained it's trust in humans.
    It is also a fact that the dolphin (after that incident) was never seen helping any whaling vessels, only the ships that had caused it no harm.

    This I researched many years ago, where, I don't know but I know it to be true.

    If you listen to the lyrics "Joseph, the mud gives way to coral, somewhere and the hours of light they last and last' It was during the night when the animal would help and direct the ships through these treacherous narrow waters.
    "we'll see no hostile flag there" The flag on the ship would be raised to show the dolphin the ship was friendly.

    And yet, we still murder these beautiful animals to this day, same with whales, sharks and other marine wildlife.

    We will only come to the realisation of out past and present action when it is too late.
    The ocean does not belong to us.
    justme202on July 31, 2016   Link

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