Barnacled Warship

Album: Been Listening (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from English folk rock musician Johnny Flynn's second album, Been Listening. Flynn discussed the tune in an interview with The Sun: "It's actually quite an old song. I brushed it up after it sat around for a few years. It's about society being strung along by ideology in its various forms - religion… the media."

Comments: 1

  • Christopher from Boston, MaGreat song, very Morrisey-esque. The melody and style reminds me of "Everyday is Like Sunday"
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