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The ship's rising up from the sea to the sky heyeheh Hold on
Just one sorry scream and a desperate cry heyeheh Hold on
Their lives pass before them before they die heyeheh --

The sea yawns around like a boiling hell heyeheh hold on
And souls disappear with the toll of that bell heyeheh hold on
The arms of the sea they are dragging them down heyeheh hold on
And sorrows and sins they are lost as they drown heyeheh --

How strange when you think that the sea was their way;
And a meaningless death is the price they pay
For their living was made from the deep
To their people in comfort and keep
Keep all their people and places there
Never to be seen again, never to be loved and their last embrace --
And the kiss has a salt bitter taste

Now all that remains is the deep cruel sea heyeheh hold on
And wreckage of things that used to be heyeheh hold on
No stone marks the place of that watery grave heyeheh hold on
Together they die both the weak and the brave heyeheh hold on

The arms of the sea.... etc.



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    Mike413Jun 26, 2008 at 2:01 am
    The song is about sailors or fishermen who went up against a storm in their boat and lost their lives. As the song implies they made their living from the ocean(which probably means they were fishermen).This would have made a perfect song to be in the closing credits to the movie "a perfect storm" since it parallels that movie in a way that is so similar it's kind of creepy. I bet the people who made that film had no idea of this song or Gentle Giant though. Oh well.

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