Monday, December 7, 2015

ATF: SSeafaring

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Brandy
Looking Glass
There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes
And there's a girl in this harbor town
And she works layin' whiskey down
They say Brandy fetch another round
She serves them whiskey and wine

The sailors say
Brandy
You're a fine girl
You're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be
Such a fine girl
Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor
From the sea

Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
A locket that bears the name
Of the man that Brandy loves
He came on a summer's day
Bringin' gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn't stay
No harbor was his home

The sailor said
Brandy
You're a fine girl
You're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be
Such a fine girl
But my life
My lover
My lady
Is the sea

Yeah Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told his sailor stories
She could feel the ocean fall and rise
She saw its ragin' glory
But he had always told the truth
Lord he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand

At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who's not around
She still can hear him say

She hears him say
Brandy
You're a fine girl
You're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be
Such a fine girl
But my life
My lover
My lady
Is the sea
Brandy
You're a fine girl
You're a fine girl
What a good wife you would be
Such a fine girl…

Link: [Kansas]


Point of Know Return
Kansas
I heard the men saying something
The captains tell they pay you well
And they say they need sailing men to
Show the way
And leave today

Was it you that said
How long
How long

They say the sea turns so dark that
You know it's time
You see the sign
They say the point demons guard is
An ocean grave
For all the brave

Was it you that said
How long
How long
How long
To the point of know return

Your father
He said he needs you
Your mother
She said she loves you
Your brothers
They echo the words
How far
To the point of know return
To the point of know return
Well
How long
How long

Today I found a message floating
In the sea from you to me
You wrote that when you could see it
You cried with fear
The point was near

Was it you that said
How long
How Long
How long
To the point of know return
How long
How long
How long
To the point of know return
How long
Know return
How long
How long
How long

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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10 comments:

  1. I like both songs but Kansas was a favorite of mine back in the day. I had a Kansas 8 track in my car that got played over and over

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! If I remember right, Kansas' albums were usually really bad about only having one or two great songs mixed in with the rest not being nearly as good. Of course, maybe I am just too particular. Anyway, there should be four of their songs in this series before it is all over with (or starts repeating).

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  3. When Brandy comes on the radio I always pause and listen to it. It's a big favorite.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! You also sang along--right? I sometimes sang along a bit too loudly. Sigh.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! I am glad you enjoyed this.

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  5. Poor Brandy, I always felt badly for her.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Susan!!! Yeah, it is actually a rather sad song when one thinks about a real-life situation--both for her and him.

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  6. Thanks for the oldies but goodies! They really take you back, don't they?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Jean!!! Indeed.

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