Sailing To America

Songfacts®:

  • In his memoir Never Surrender..., frontman Biff Byford said this song is about the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers. The press didn't like it (perhaps because they didn't understand it); he should have called it "The Mayflower" or something.
  • Running to 5 minutes 3 seconds, as usual with this band it was a group composition, and was the fourth track on the 1984 Crusader album, which was written partly in Rotterdam. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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