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Nick Cave – The Ship Song lyrics

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

We talk about it all night long
We define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Everything comes tumbling down

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings
And you, you must try to fly

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around



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    This is about loving someone you really shouldn't but you can't explain why you are so drawn to this other human being. The love you share with this person is so intense. You can't live with them and yet you can't live without them. It seems there is no way out because history keeps repeating itself. I think they always find their way back to each other because neither of them really want to let each other go (For you know the time is nigh, when I must remove you wings and you, you must try to fly). Yet for all their faults, I think they truly do love and accept each other (come loose your dogs on me and let your hair hang down).
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