I'm pretending to be a good fisherman's woman
Just like Anna Ingunn's mom
The gladiator of all fisherman's wives
Makes it a lot easier thinking of you
On the sea where you have to be a month at a time
Working hard in the day

Your hands cracking from the cold and the salt
In the night when you go to bed
You try to sleep by listening to the boat breathing
The boat breathing
And the only thing

The only thing you can think of is me
Waiting for you by the window
With the brightest red lipstick on my lips
Just like Anna waits for her man
How will I learn
I'll wait

Lyrics submitted by Madraykin

Fisherman's Woman Lyrics as written by Francis Eg White Emiliana Torrini

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentLike many of the songs on this album ("Snow" in particular) I think "Fisherman's Woman" is a song dealing with the death of Emiliana's lover. I think she is saying that is much easier to imagine him away at sea, rather than gone forever. Ultimately, however, this is tragic, because she will always be waiting.
    EmancipationofJamieon October 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe only thing wrong with this song is its unjustifiable shortness! I wish it were longer.. much longer..
    MinorChordon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits really good. a song about distance and waiting. sweet imagery. emiliana is awesome.
    Lookalongwithmeon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome imagery... "The boat breathing, and the only you can think of is me" is great. Puts you in the husbands place. How he works hard in a dangerous job and all he wants is to be with his wife. And she wants him by her side but has to be strong.. Emiliana is great at this.
    PhilVeton May 22, 2007   Link

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