Black Sails Down

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lyrics

7 and 7 set sail
A long journey with a sting in its tail
7 and 7 fell out of sight
Mothers watched the seas day and the night
And another year goes round
Another year of tears for this town
Till the ship comes home
And docks in the port
Not a word, no whisper no sound
Black sails down, black sails down, black sails down

7 and 7 one too many times
The boy’s blood boils as he uncovers the lie
7 and 7 drives him to the waves
To face a devil hiding in a maze
And his father cries but the boy is brave
He says I’ll send you a sign to say I’m back home safe
Keep your eyes on the horizon
Turn your frown upside down
When you see the white sails up
And the black sails down, black sails down, black sails down

Hold the string tight, walk away from the light
Feel the cold stone - head full of bodies and bones

Hold the string tight, walk away from the light
Feel the cold stone - head full of bodies and bones

Hold the string tight, you’re gonna fight for your life,
you’re gonna fight for your life, you’re gonna fight for your –

7 and 7 on a one way trip
Screaming in the shadows as the freight train hits
7 and 7 shouting out your name
‘end it now or join us here in the cave’

‘7 and 7 rest easy now’
said the boy with a smile as he stood in the prow
And he longed to see his father’s face
But that face turned pale as it watched the waves -
And as the black sailed ship drew a silent crowd
The cold waves claimed the king and the crown
The boy looks up
His smile fades,
grabs a rope but it’s too late
To take the black sails down, black sails down, black sails down.

credits

from Story Bird, released April 23, 2016
Linda Ronald: words, music, guitar and vocals
Hili Pate: vocals
Jim Purbrick: bass, engineering and production
Jim King: drums
Charles Rees: engineering and production
Steve A Johnson: photo
Recorded at Black Barn and Freshfield Studios

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