The Ghost Ship

Robyn Hitchcock

The Ghost Ship haunts the sea
to still come back and marry me
the rust is where her heart should be tonight         
her face is where her fingers were tonight            

glassy checkered engine room
the speechless silence of the tomb
the manuscripts inside the womb unfurls_         
a girl _

translucent as a jelly fish
that palpitates upon a dish
she stings you with her gently falling curl_      

and sinking in the waters green tonight_        
I wonder where my love has been tonight_           

---repeat chords

The ghost ship changes course
and on the deck there stands a horse
who's munching on sardines and gorse and hay_
the captain draws a net across the bay_

The bubbles rising from the deep
where dead men sing themselves to sleep
from oak and coral they decieve to say_

you read my future like a chart
see through my skin into my heart
that flutters in my ribcage like a bird_

and the ghost ship sails on in to some ones life_             

---repeat chords

The air from bottles forms into
the skeletons of all the crew
in white they dance against the blue and wail_
their curling bodys flail around the sail_

The figure head before the mast
stares back into the golden past
across the wrinkled sea so vast, forlorn_
she moans_

and flutters 'round me like a moth
that beats against mosquito cloth
and trys to eat her way into my dreams_

and sinking in the waters green tonight_
I wonder where my love has been tonight_

---repeat chords

The melons on the riverbank
are bulging through decaying plank
the beauty is so warm and dank and light_
the captain wears a headless grin tonight_

and sillhoutted on a blue
the cook,the mate,the boseman too
they know not why or what they do at all_
they fall_

like masonry in the abyss
that opens every time we kiss
I hear their laughter echoe 'round the bay_
and the ghost ship sails on into someones life_             

---continue with A7,E and variations that trail off 'til the end.

Leave it to R.H. to write such a dreamy song.
If anyone knows anymore Robyn, Please post them !

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