"On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood" as written by and John Kempainen Brian Eschbach....
Oceans of madness darkened,
Alone on hell she rides,
Lichen, undead, and rotten,
Dripping and dignified.
She combs with violence upon the wailing storm,
This spectral ship of doomed purgation barrels on awry.

On stirring seas of salted blood,
Condemned to forge her sails forevermore,
Her hull will never reach the shores,
Damning waters of irony filth.

Neath the stench of crimson winds,
Her sails of flesh betorn.
Red skeletons are oaring,
The plasma stains their bones.
Her rusting cannons fire blindly in the mist,
This haunted vessel lost and damned,
The prisoners of her endless quest.
A burial at ancient sea that cannot rest in fucking peace,
The crew of wraith like revenants merely seek peace
And reverence from purgatorial permanence.
Their cursed bondage has no end,
On they ride through the throes of ceaseless night,
Her will never dies,
The compass pointing straight to hell,
And that is where they’re going.
Beaten by curling waves of red,
The storm,
No signs of slowing now.

On stirring seas of salted blood,
Condemned to forge her sails forevermore,
Her hull will never reach the shores,
Damning waters of irony filth.

Scabbed with the blood of ones they have killed,
The ghosts of war must soldier on.


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"On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood" as written by John Kempainen Brian Eschbach

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    General CommentThis song is probably an allegory for war. The ship is a warship since it has cannons, and the skeletons are even said to be the ghosts of war. “The prisoners of her endless quest a burial at ancient sea that cannot rest in fucking peace” is saying that the art of war is very old and is unlikely to ever go away. The prisoners are said to be at their final resting place, which tells that the warriors are being condemned to a lingering, hell-like death. Being in a war makes them already half-dead, which is shown by the fact that they are skeletons living a purgatorial afterlife, never to return to the lives they knew before.
    HankHellon September 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationObviously about a ghost ship damned to sail the oceans for eternity. What a masterpiece.
    Rjhaschkeon June 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm assuming it's about the ship The Flying Dutchman.
    GhostStories1on January 24, 2016   Link

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