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Wreck

This song is by Gentle Giant and appears on the album Acquiring the Taste (1971).

The ship's rising up from the sea to the sky
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
Just one sorry scream and a desperate cry
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
Their lives pass before them before they die
Hey, hey-yeah, hey-hey, hey-yeah, hey-hey, hey-yeah

The sea yawns around like a boiling hell
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And souls disappear with the toll of that bell
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
The arms of the sea they are dragging them down
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And sorrows and sins they are lost as they drown
Hey, hey-yeah, hey-hey, hey-yeah, hey-hey, hey-yeah

How strange when you think that the sea was their way
And a meaningless death is the price they pay
For their living was made from the deep
To their people in comfort and keep
Keep all their people and places there
Never to be seen again, never to be loved and their last embrace
And the kiss has a salt bitter taste

Now all that remains is the deep cruel sea
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And wreckage of things that used to be
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
No stone marks the place of that watery grave
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
Together they die both the weak and the brave
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on

The arms of the sea they are dragging them down
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And sorrows and sins they are lost as they drown
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
The sea yawns around like a boiling hell
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on...

Now all that remains is the deep cruel sea
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And wreckage of things that used to be
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
No stone marks the place of that watery grave
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on
Together they die both the weak and the brave
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on

The arms of the sea they are dragging them down
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
And sorrows and sins they are lost as they drown
Hey, hey-yeah, hold on
The sea yawns around like a boiling hell
Crying hey, hey-yeah, hold on...

Written by:

Kerry Minnear, Phil Shulman