Barnacled Warship

Album: Been Listening (2010)
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  • Gotta get out, gotta shout, gotta sing
    Gotta dance, gotta jump, gotta run
    Think I'll fight a war, I don't know what for
    But I'll learn when I get my gun

    Well, I left home three days ago
    I feel like going to bed
    Open the courts and a new religion
    Burning through my head
    Burning through my head

    Made my way with the fusiliers
    I even fought my way back home
    But the front line shifted and my rifle got lifted
    Had to fight the war on my own

    Well, I left home three days ago
    I feel like going to bed
    Walking downtown gave me cold, cold fingers
    And my feet were made of lead
    My feet were made of lead

    I'll just eat fruit on your doorstep
    I'll just drink pailfuls of rain
    I'm but a barnacled warship
    Singing the fighter's refrain
    Singing the fighter's

    Made my way with the Salvation Army
    Take them on with a tambourine
    I'll strike down sinners like the old gunslingers
    Smooth 'em out like margarine

    Well, I left home three days ago
    I feel like going to bed
    Open the courts and a new religion
    Burning through my head
    Burning through my head

    Went to the gambling shop today
    They had me five to one
    Heard a voice behind me say
    Put down the Bible and pick up your gun

    Well, I left home three days ago
    I feel like going to bed
    Water downtown gave me cold, cold fingers
    And my feet were made of lead
    My feet were made of lead

    I'll just eat fruit on your doorstep
    I'll just drink pailful's of rain
    I'm but a barnacled warship
    Singing the fighter's refrain
    Singing the fighter's Writer/s: JOHN PATRICK VIVIAN FLYNN
    Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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