I sit by the harbor
the sea calls to me
I hide in the water
but I need to breathe

you are an ocean wave, my love
crashing at the bow
I am a galley slave, my love
if only I could find out the way to sail you
maybe I'll just stow away

I've been run aground
so sad for a sailor
I felt safe and sound
but needed the danger


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Martha's Harbour song meanings
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    General Commenti think i saw this song on top of the pops at some time and they were supposed to be miming but the band didn't do anything but you could still hear the music, apparently they did this in response to the slaughter of lemmings or something
    meursaultsrevolveron July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...I recollect this ToTP's appearance. I thought it was one of the very few occasions when a live show had the music in the studio fail whilst it was heard on the outside broadcast - hence they just sat there waiting (like the rest of the audience) for it to start whilst everyone at home heard the song. They stated afyterwards that this was the moment the music career ended. In any case this si a beautiful song. The whole album is in fact very good. The musical style appears to blend well folk and english gothic music (of the 80s) and I recollect at the time fans were called Gippies (Gothic Hippies).
    CharmingManon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat is the song really about?
    BeX2506on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably just a beautiful song about a special place where the lyricist went to feel love for the ocean.
    yodaflyon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentApparently they're the 'danger' he needs. Well, then....enjoy :D
    TurnMeOnon November 07, 2011   Link

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