Ghosts of the Drowned

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lyrics

n this town, the ghosts of the drowned
Gather by the clock when the sun goes down
In this town, the ghosts of the drowned
Gather by the clock when the sun goes down

In this town, the ghosts of the drowned
Gather by the clock when the sun goes down
In this town, the ghosts of the drowned
Gather by the clock when the sun goes down

There’s Arthur Clarke, he liked a dram
And into the cellar of the inn he ran
He found a keg and in he went
His soul up to the firmament
‘Twas twenty days and twenty more
Before they found his pickled corpse
But in that time, I tell no lie
The pub had drunk the barrel dry

Chorus

And over there you’ll see the glint
Of Spanish armour, steel and flint
For long ago the galleons came
To seek dominion, wealth and fame
But English God he puffed his cheeks
And scattered all the Spanish fleets
And those that made it to the shore
They found their now unwanted war

Chorus

Come darkest night from near and far
Come souls of many an honest tar
The townsfolk here, these wicked liars
They rush to light their cliff top fires
The ships that sail on salty foam
Mistake the distant lights for home
They’ll find instead the jagged jaws
And wreckers waiting on the shores

Chorus

When I heard their wicked deeds
I rushed to find my swiftest steed
And over wood and hill and fen
To notify the sheriffs men
The townsfolk oh they rode me down
And dragged me kicking back to town
They bound my feet and wrists as well
And threw me in the wishing well

So do not fear the raging seas
We ghosts are stuff of memories
But look about you best you can
The threat is from your fellow man
Look about you best you can
The threat is from your fellow man

Gather by the clock when the sun goes down

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from Seven Tides, released December 1, 2014

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