"I Spit Roses" as written by and Peter John Murphy David Baron....
The captain is sea
In the moonlight the same
The ship all himself
Rose Spitter, the name
A high mutiny
Submerged down and under
Shake-shack left you in shock
Shed poison with a lover's lock
All hands wound and fraught
Blow the dark that we thought

Oo-oh (I spit roses)
Oo-oh (I spit)

Shake-shack, ring the bell
Pretty, petty, they shall swell
Swell kid-like, kid-like squeak
Was it a trick or was it treat?

Oo-oh (I spit roses)
Oo-oh (I spit)

The captain is sea
In the moonlight the same
Reflex us and him
He blurts karma, no sin
The tall one astute
The ginger all things
To all men he's kind
A split heart from mind
I spit roses and thank
Oh, the boat we thought sank

(Oo-oh) I spit roses
(Oo-oh) I spit roses
(Oo-oh) I spit roses
(Oo-oh) I spit roses
(Oo-oh) I spit roses
(Oo-oh) I spit roses
Roses
I spit roses
I spit roses (Wall to wall, pillar to post)
(I'm back at the task, the task, that I love most)
Roses (Wall to wall, pillar to post)
(I'm back at the task, the task, that I love most)
Roses (I'm back at the task, the task that I love most)
Roses


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    My InterpretationIn my opinion he is talking about how he had self-doubt ( “the boat we thought sank“) and creative crisis (“a high mutiny submerged down and under“), but that he is back now and that he can still “spit roses“ - to make beautiful music and lyrics. The captian is sea - he means the God ( “he blurts karma, the ginger all things, to all men he's kind“ etc.), “the ship all himself the Rose spitter the name“ - this is Peter, “I'm back at the task, the task, that I love most“ - and we know what he loves and does best and we thank Peter for sharing it with us. So maybe I'm wrong but that's the freedom of interpretation :)
    LoveBlueon September 08, 2012   Link

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