She was drowned in suicide
Faithless lover cast aside
This is how she came to be
Lorelei of the sea
Hopes destroyed, she wanted to find
Certain death peace of mind
Now you wonder who is she, Lorelei of the sea
Many tales I´ve been told of sailors having died
After seeing a mermaid known
Known as Lorelei
Faithless lover that is me
And she siren of the sea
So next time that the seagulls fly
Don´t you cry sweet Lorelei

Seagulls fly
When mermaids cry
Those tears won´t dry
For Lorelei

The guilt is mine I was untrue
The question is what am I to do
All I know is I got to try
Try to find sweet Lorelei
Make amends for what´s been done
´Cause I believe that she´s the one
And I will go where seagulls fly
Try to find sweet Lorelei

Seagulls fly
When mermaids cry
Those tears won´t dry
For Lorelei

There she is I hear her cry
She´s asking me if I will die
There ain´t nothing I won´t do
For you Lorelei

Seagulls fly
When mermaids cry
Those tears won´t dry
For Lorelei

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When Mermaids Cry Lyrics as written by Eagle-eye Cherry

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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by him... good stuff :)
    SpookyWangon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is amazing. I love it.
    Sunnyon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites.
    vintagetapshoeson September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuch a cute song.
    mle_loveon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentToday in class I realized where this song came from. It comes from the Germanic legend of a girl named Lorelei, who had entrancing eyes and would lure men to her and she would give in to them. She had a lover who left her and she was devastated. She was brought before a priest for her actions and they wouldn't kill her, so they sent her to a convent. She asked to be allowed to look at the Rhine river one last time. She told the knights that were escorting her that that man on the boat below was her lost lover. Lorelei then threw herself from the cliff she was standing on.

    Very sad.
    blueeyedladyon February 20, 2008   Link

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