Roaring Waters

Album: Last Of Our Kind (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the Sack of Baltimore, the biggest single attack by the Barbary pirates on Ireland or Britain. The Sack of Baltimore took place on June 20, 1631, when the village of Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland, was attacked by pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa (what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya).
  • Darkness vocalist Justin Hawkins explained to Loudwire: "The Sack of Baltimore is basically when ships come in and they lay a city to siege and you hear it a lot in Game of Thrones. They just wait and fight and take everything."

    He added: "It's really interesting because it's just like the Viking invasion, but it happened around the other side of the British Isles and they took 130 people, mostly women, and took them back to be sexed. It was mostly sex trafficking, Medieval sex trafficking; that's what that song's about."
  • Want some other pirate songs? Here are some more that are on our database:

    "A Pirate Looks at Forty" by Jimmy Buffet

    "Yo Ho Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life For Me)" by Disneyland Children's Sing-Along Chorus

    "National Talk Like A Pirate Day" by Lambchop

    "The Pirate's Gospel" by Alela Diane

    "Pirate Jenny" by Nina Simone

    "Pirates" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

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