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PostPost #1  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:13 am    Post subject: Black Sail Reply with quote Back to top

Sounds good
Any take on lyrics?
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PostPost #2  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"This one's gonna be a bit weird ... and it's got a slight touch of Bette Davis in it ... Smile ...



Either way, either way, boys
That's what you do
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PostPost #3  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

heave away, heave away, that's what you do
heave away heave away boys
they were many we are few

...
in this space between. ...
there's no captain to you ...

we threw the line, ...(we did not even?)
they are many we are few?

heave away, heave away boys, that's what we do
...

throw the line we are not even?
throw the line (and we don't care?)
...
heave away, heave away
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PostPost #4  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That looks good, Husek... Smile ...
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PostPost #5  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think it might also be

Either way, either way boys
Heave away, that's what you do (too?)
(or you two do?)

Love this song, I thought it was just "either way" repeated but "heave away" makes a lot of sense.
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PostPost #6  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

majorsixth wrote:
I think it might also be

Either way, either way boys
Heave away, that's what you do (too?)
(or you two do?)

Love this song, I thought it was just "either way" repeated but "heave away" makes a lot of sense.


Btw, I have something for ya:

Black Sail:
A (arpeggio-ish) -> F (same thing) (slide) -> G

E ||---------------|----------------|------------||-------|----||
B ||---------------|----------------|------------||-------|----||
G ||------4-------|--------0-------|------0-(0)-||-------|----||
D ||---2-----2----|----------------|------------||-------|----||
A ||-0-------------|-----3---------|---5-------||-------|----||
E ||---------------|--1------------1s3----------||-------|----||
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PostPost #7  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hahaha, back at you - I posted a take on other part in the tabs thread.
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PostPost #8  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

there is no space between us
there is no captain to guide you

we threw a line
we threw a ---

lead a way
lead a way boys
lead a way
that's what you do (they were many/we are few)

leave away
leave away boys
leave away
that's what you do (they were many/we are few)
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PostPost #9  Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I hear at least one “lead the way, heave away boys”

Which goes along with the “until edit:this evil world is (not 100% sure)... I’m going to stop now until I hear a clearer recording 😄)and the last two lines with the island. I hear more to the captain line. And I could be wrong.
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PostPost #10  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I’m more sure now that it’s “there’s a space between the stars”. Violence, not island. Side to side...
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PostPost #11  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Lovely how the sentiment seems to echo First and Last and Always but this time in the plural including the rest of the boys.

At least assuming it's about the Sisters.
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PostPost #12  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

There is a space between us (at last?)
There's no captain till you do

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Move my crew from side to side
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PostPost #13  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm still trying to work out how the (presumably) Theseus-inspired song title fits in with the lyrics
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PostPost #14  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's what I'm hearing, from Bristol:

Watch the space between the stars
There is no captain until you do
Threw a line; we did not [?] it.
We’re all many; we are few.

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Hold my crew from side to side
The world is skinny, well
The world is wide
We’re all many; we are few.

Heave away boys, heave away now
Heave away; that’s what you do.
I threw a line down; I did not need it [?]
We’re all many; we are few.

Thew a line – we did not heave it
They are many; we are few

There is a space between the stars;
There is no captain ’til you do
I keep my fireworks on the bridge (Heave away, heave away boys)
They were many; we are few.

Heave away boys; heave away now
Heave away - that’s what you do

Heave away boys, heave away now
They were many; we are few.
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PostPost #15  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Think you nailed it.
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PostPost #16  Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Agreed. That looks really good ... Very Happy ...
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PostPost #17  Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've heard the B side is going to be called 'slack bail'.It's about a dodgy goth band who recycle and old tune and pad it out with some highlights of the Amazon series about pirates.

Seriously these boys seem so loved up they probably have a rugby style communal bath in the tour bus.
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PostPost #18  Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I love this song.

For ".....the world is wide" I hear:

"Unfurl the sail, the world is wide"
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PostPost #19  Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ah yes, I think you're right! That's much better than "The world is skinny". Wink
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PostPost #20  Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It does sound like "The world is skinny" in one version but I'm going to go out on a limb and say I prefer the other take. Our fearless leader!
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PostPost #21  Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sisters lyrics are always a bit flexible ... fortunately.
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PostPost #22  Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Confirmed lyrics from the website:

http://www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com/news/livenews.html

BLACK SAIL (2020)

In the black between the stars
There is no captain till you do
We threw a line, we did not deep it
There were many, we are few

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Hurl the crew from side to side
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide
There were many, we are few

Heave away, heave away boys
That's what you do
Heave away, heave away boys
They were many, we are few
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PostPost #23  Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ah, cool ... Very Happy ... thank you very much.
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PostPost #24  Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Charlie wrote:
Confirmed lyrics from the website:

http://www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com/news/livenews.html

BLACK SAIL (2020)

In the black between the stars
There is no captain till you do
We threw a line, we did not deep it
There were many, we are few

I keep my fireworks on the bridge
Hurl the crew from side to side
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide
There were many, we are few

Heave away, heave away boys
That's what you do
Heave away, heave away boys
They were many, we are few


Songs about nautical things or using metaphors thereof always float my boat Smile Also enjoying another “we are few and far between” type line.
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PostPost #25  Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

My favourite Sisters new song
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