Mudcat Café message #3813003 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50080   Message #3813003
Posted By: GUEST,mjlykos
06-Oct-16 - 12:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Foreign Lander
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Foreign Lander
These notably different lyrics come from the band "Socks in the Frying Pan" and album by the same name.

"I've been a Foreign lander, for seven years or more
Among the brave commanders, where wild beasts howl and roar
I've conquered all my enemies, on land and on the sea
But you my dearest jewel, your beauty has conquered me.

I can't build a ship of love without the wood of trees
A ship would burst asunder, if I proved false to thee
If ever I proved false love, the elements would mourne
The fire would turn to ice love, the seas would rage and burn.

Have you heard the mourning(/morning?) dove, she's flying from pine to pine
She's mourning for her own love, the way I mourne for mine
I lie awake, out in the night, I see the shining stars
I wonder if you see them too wherever you are.

I've been a Foreign lander, for seven years or more
Among the brave commanders, where wild beasts howl and roar
I've conquered all my enemies, on land and on the sea
But you my dearest jewel, your beauty has conquered me.
But you my dearest jewel, 'tis you that's conquered me."