The Last Ship

Album: The Last Ship (2013)
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  • It's all there in the gospels
    The Magdalene girl comes to pay her respects
    But her mind is awhirl when she finds the tomb empty
    The stone had been rolled
    Not a sign of a corpse in the dark and the cold
    When she reaches the door, sees an unholy sight
    There's this solitary figure in a halo of light
    He just carries on floating past Calvary Hill
    In an almighty hurry, aye but she might catch him still

    "Tell me where are ye going Lord, and why in such haste?"
    "Now don't hinder me woman, I've no time to waste!
    For they're launching a boat on the morrow at noon
    And I have to be there before daybreak
    Oh, I cannot be missing, the lads'll expect me
    Why else would the good Lord himself resurrect me?
    For nothing will stop me, I have to prevail
    Through the teeth of this tempest, in the mouth of a gale
    May the angels protect me if all else should fail
    When the last ship sails"

    Oh, the roar of the chains and the cracking of timbers
    The noise at the end of the world in your ears
    As a mountain of steel makes its way to the sea
    And the last ship sails

    It's a strange kind of beauty, it's cold and austere
    And whatever it was that ye've done to be here
    It's the sum of yer hopes yer despairs and yer fears
    When the last ship sails

    Well, the first to arrive saw these signs in the east
    Like that strange moving finger at Balthazar's Feast
    Where they asked the advice of some wandering priest
    And the sad ghosts of men whom they'd thought long deceased
    And whatever got said, they'd be counted at least
    When the last ship sails

    Oh, the roar of the chains and the cracking of timbers
    The noise at the end of the world in your ears
    As a mountain of steel makes its way to the sea
    And the last ship sails

    And whatever you'd promised, whatever you've done
    And whatever the station in life you've become
    In the name of the Father, in the name of the Son
    And whatever the weave of this life that you've spun
    On the Earth or in Heaven or under the Sun
    When the last ship sails Writer/s: GORDON SUMNER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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