Sailor's Prayer

Songfacts®:

  • The 8:18 album is very dark, with songs about being trapped in difficult situations. This song follows the travails of a sailor whose life on the sea has become mundane and depressing.

    In our interview with The Devil Wears Prada lead singer Mike Hranica, he called it, "A song loosely chronicling loneliness, and basically always missing love," adding that it relates to being on tour, where he is always missing his familiar friends and places.
  • The video, directed by Robert Sexton, presents the sailor as a puppet, counting the days before he can reunite with his wife. In the twist ending, we learn that the wife is dead, and he is visiting her grave.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Boz ScaggsSongwriter Interviews

The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.

80s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.

Johnette Napolitano of Concrete BlondeSongwriter Interviews

The singer/bassist for Concrete Blonde talks about how her songs come from clairvoyance, and takes us through the making of their hit "Joey."

Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn YankeesSongwriter Interviews

Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.