"Ballad of Broken Seas" as written by and Isobel Campbell....
I bring you the tale of the broken seas
And I'm drowning in whiskey and beer.
My doctor reports, if I don't stop soon,
That I'll drown in an ocean of tears.

I looked to you and saw my desire
Went from the frying pan into the fire.
Surrendered to sorrow and was undone
Now I'm praying that it won't be long.

We fucked up the sun into kingdom come
You are under my blood and my skin.
Living life at eachother's throats
In the gilded sailboat of sin.

Ours was an ocean to swim around in,
Ours was an ocean I should have drowned in.

My doctor reports that we must be strong,
But I'm praying that it won't be long

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"Ballad of the Broken Seas" as written by Campbell

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    General Commentdoes the "broken seas" mean something? is this a phrase? i'm struggling here.
    shiri296on September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe broken seas would be rough seas- wind and high waves, crashing down on the narrators in their "gilded sailboat of sin". They loved each other but got in to some shit and found ruination. I think this is a good lead up to 'Revolver', you have the narrator brooding over his regrets and "praying that it won't be long", then in the next song you have the narrator dreaming of "ending in a violent way".
    mithgilon May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line about the "gilded sailboat of sin" is a reference to the Flying Burrito Brothers' album, "The Gilded Palace of Sin". Not sure why, but there it is.
    GTonyon January 31, 2013   Link

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