You say that love will capture me
Not unless you give it free.
You're sailing on the seven seas
Sister Rae is on TV.
The light above, it shines so bright
That the F.B.I. won't sleep tonight
'Cause I'm so in awe of you
That I don't know what to do
And I'm sailing on the seven seas so blue.
Sick and tired, I don't know why
Skin and bones, touch the sky
Sex and lies, can't bring me down
'Cause I sold my soul
All over town.

People try to drag us down
So we learn to swim before we drown.

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Sailing on the Seven Seas Lyrics as written by Stuart Kershaw Andrew Mc Cluskey


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    General CommentThis was the song that got me into OMD. I was 9 at the time and just getting into real music properly.

    I find the lyrics of this song quite intriguing. It sounds to me like he's involved with a girl who's very deviant, possibly criminal, and he knows the relationship is bad for him yet he doesn't want to leave her because he's totally in awe of the girl (note in awe rather than in love, he idolises her rather than being in love with her). So he's allowed himself to become caught up in this risky situation even though he knows it's bad for him. Possibly she may be a prostitute or just some kind of criminal, though I wonder if Andy wrote the lyrics with anyone particular in mind.
    MaskOfSanityon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. "The light of live it shines so bright/ That the FBI won't sleep tonight" GREAT lyric, as are most of the lyrics.
    [inactive account]on August 25, 2005   Link

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