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Love On A Sinking Ship (live May 1989)

from Cryonic Freeze: A Tales of Young Robert Archive by Tales of Young Robert

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Tales of Young Robert live at The Wild Blue on May 29, 1989. Ripped from a rare casette dub of the show.


LOVE ON A SINKING SHIP - words & music by Nate Butler
I was on the banquet deck, in my second drink
I was not upset as you might think --
It's going around that we're gonna sink (ah-ha) uh-huh
The mightiest titan ever to divide the sea
Is going down tonight, and she's taking me
What a trip, any floor show this should beat
(Do you think this is so funny?)
I won't miss much; all I did at home was sleep

Saw you in the lounge
And even though my glass ain't empty, I might just as well be sipping sand ...
This is really it ... isn't it?

Always did my deepest thinking with my cock,
So it's coming up as quite a shock
This credibility in Richard Bach (good luck) uh-huh
I can't explain what causes my mind to change;
Pull away from the lifeboat in the rain
Of bodies that don't feel the seem
(Do you know you won't see the dock?)
My only regret is that I never quit smoking

Turn to look by chance
And as the rail I'm climbing over starts to shake
(Caught in the spotlight dance)
I can't help laughing at the face you make

Sunglasses and cigarettes, barstools and broomsticks
Cigarette butts and broken hearts
I'm walking across chairs to serve the water serpents in the view
... the band plays for you.

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
I'm ready to die!

You say that black is what you wear on the outside
Because black is how you feel on the inside
Well, baby, it's time to try rainbow (funny)
Ha ha, ho ho (see the dock)
Rainbow (so funny)
Ha ha, ho ho (see the dock)

(Always found in intrigue) at unknown things two thousand leagues underneath the sea
(Did not intend to seek) Atlantis, let's go down and take a peek
Far beneath the sea, this is a secret we shall keep ...

(It's a cruel world if you want it to be; it's a good life if you exit with me)
(And we go together, we go together)
(I see no good and I fear no evil)

... one confused boy ...


from Cryonic Freeze: A Tales of Young Robert Archive, released July 30, 2014
Nate Butler: guitar, backing vocals
Darren Embry: bass guitar, backing vocals
John W. Koontz: percussion
Mark Ribera: lead vocal, keyboards
Stan Schaffer: drums, backing vocals


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