I'll wait for you 'till I turn blue
There's nothin' more a man can do
Don't get your bollocks in a twist
Settle down, don't take a fit
You drank with demons straight form hell
They almost nearly won as well
You wiped the floor with victory
Then puked until you fell asleep

Blackened was the banshee's wail
These boot will never fill her jail
So you crawled into an empty boat
For the Gulf of Mexico
'Till Cortez came an' when so did you
From the ashes charred and blue
Smellin' like a salty dog
Back from hell where you belong

Anarchy, the scourge of every sea
The Antichrist aboard a rig
With us your cutthroat thieves
The ship went down we all near drowned
You stood there on the deck
'Till the Spanish came and flogged yer arse
And dragged you from the wreck

They threw a rope around yer neck
To watch you dance the jig of death
Then left you for the starvin' crows
Hoverin' like hungry whores
One flew down plucked out yer eye
The other he had in his sights
You snarled at him, said leave me be
I need the bugger so I can see

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

Salty Dog Lyrics as written by David R King Bridget A Regan

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Salty Dog song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment

    The instermentels of thies song is sooooooooo good

    highlander925on May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this songe means super happy fun to me! flogging molly kick YOUR ass!

    slugsteinon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i like flogging molly, whoever is putting the lyrics in here, get another bag of bricks, i would but i can't understand his accent

    save_your_momson April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song cheers me up, im seeing them friday!

    craigsbrotheron May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    w00t I seen them in Dallas and they opened with this song and the pit was insane

    GNABon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i saw then at warped tour in san diego and man they kicked ass

    nerdypunkchickon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i had to leave flogging molly's show early to get to the casualties =( only saw the first 3 songs. ahwell.

    i love flogging molly's style. really neat. :}

    illusionofsafetyon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    flogging molly is the best band i've ever seen live. theres soooooooo much energy and its all happy its just a great experience.

    save_your_momson July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    is not flogging molly the best band???? i mean there songs get you so pumped up and its just a burst of happy energy!!!!!!!

    airman232002on August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love flogging molly. i saw them at warped tour. everyone was doing a jig. it was funny. they rcok!!1

    SomeGurlsAreCRazyon August 28, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
The Night We Met
Lord Huron
This is a hauntingly beautiful song about introspection, specifically about looking back at a relationship that started bad and ended so poorly, that the narrator wants to go back to the very beginning and tell himself to not even travel down that road. I believe that the relationship started poorly because of the lines: "Take me back to the night we met:When the night was full of terrors: And your eyes were filled with tears: When you had not touched me yet" So, the first night was not a great start, but the narrator pursued the relationship and eventually both overcame the rough start to fall in love with each other: "I had all and then most of you" Like many relationships that turn sour, it was not a quick decline, but a gradual one where the narrator and their partner fall out of love and gradually grow apart "Some and now none of you" Losing someone who was once everything in your world, who you could confide in, tell your secrets to, share all the most intimate parts of your life, to being strangers with that person is probably one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. So Painful, the narrator wants to go back in time and tell himself to not even pursue the relationship. This was the perfect song for "13 Reasons Why"
Album art
Son Şansın - Şarkı Sözleri
This song seemingly tackles the methods of deception those who manipulate others use to get victims to follow their demands, as well as diverting attention away from important issues. They'll also use it as a means to convince people to hate or kill others by pretending acts of terrorism were committed by the enemy when the acts themselves were done by the masters of control to promote discrimination and hate. It also reinforces the idea that these manipulative forces operate in various locations, infiltrating everyday life without detection, and propagate any and everywhere. In general, it highlights the danger of hidden agendas, manipulation, and distraction, serving as a critique of those who exploit chaos and confusion to control and gain power, depicting a cautionary tale against falling into their traps. It encourages us to question the narratives presented to us and remain vigilant against manipulation in various parts of society.
Album art
Gentle Hour
Yo La Tengo
This song was originally written by a guy called Peter Gutteridge. He was one of the founders of the "Dunedin Sound" a musical scene in the south of New Zealand in the early 80s. From there it was covered by "The Clean" one of the early bands of that scene (he had originally been a member of in it's early days, writing a couple of their best early songs). The Dunedin sound, and the Clean became popular on american college radio in the mid to late 80s. I guess Yo La Tengo heard that version. Great version of a great song,
Album art
When We Were Young
This is a sequel to 2001's "Reckless Abandon", and features the band looking back on their clumsy youth fondly.
Album art
American Town
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran shares a short story of reconnecting with an old flame on “American Town.” The track is about a holiday Ed Sheeran spends with his countrywoman who resides in America. The two are back together after a long period apart, and get around to enjoying a bunch of fun activities while rekindling the flames of their romance.