"Mermaids" as written by and Nitzsche/ellis....
She was a catch,
We were a match
I was the match that would fire up her snatch
There was a catch
I was no match
I was fired from her crutch
Now I sit around and watch
The mermaids sun themselves out on the rocks
They are beyond our touch
I watch and watch
Wave at me
They wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
All the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
All the ones who go
Down to the sea

I believe in God
I believe in mermaids too
I believe in seventy two virgins on a chain (why not, why not)
I believe in the rapture
For I've seen your face
On the floor of the ocean
At the bottom of the ray

I do drive a relentless course
I do husband alertness course
I do mermaid alertness course
Watch them out on the rocks
Wave at me
Wave at me
They wave and slip
Back into the sea

All the ones who come
All the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the sea

For all the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the water
All the ones who come
And all the ones who go
Down to the sea


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    General CommentAt the concert in Offenbach, Nick told the audience, a bit joking, that this song is "not about an old guy who watches young girls, but about the deception of ideas".
    So I always had this thought that the songs is indeed more than what it reads on paper, especially since the lyrics on "Push the sky away" became more abstract. But I couldn't figure out what it was.
    Now, it makes really sense when you look at it. Especially the lines:
    "I believe in God
    I believe in mermaids too
    I believe in 72 virgins on a chain
    Why not? Why not?"
    ...are an evidence for this, as it seems to me.
    Dohleon January 09, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think the line is "I do driver alertness course".
    waferthinon September 16, 2014   Link

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