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Even on the waves there is fighting
Where fish and flesh are woven into sea
One stabs the lance into an army
Another throws it into the ocean

Ahoy

Arise, arise seaman arise
Each does it in his own way
One thrusts the spear into a man
Another then into the fish

Arise, arise seaman arise
And the waves cry softly
In their blood a spear is lodged
They bleed softly into the ocean

The lance must be drowned in flesh
Fish and man sink to the depths
Where the black soul dwells
there is no light on the horizon

Ahoy

Arise, arise seaman arise
Each does it in his own way
One thrusts the spear into a man
Another then into the fish

Arise, arise seaman arise
And the waves cry softly
In their blood a spear is lodged
They bleed softly into the ocean

Arise, arise seaman arise
And the waves cry softly
In their heart a spear is lodged
They bleed themselves dry on the shore



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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    The song compares a fisherman to a sailor. One has the duty of killing fish, the other has the duty of killing other men. Either way, they die all the same.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 7:29 am
    I think this song states the fact that 'man' and every other living being are all the same. When you kill one, it is the same as killing another. Also, that there is a need just to kill something. Doesn't matter whether it is man or fish or anything. Bloodthirst.

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