UNCLE STEVE

UNCLE STEVE

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Folk - Country | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

when all around me are going crazy, thinking of you is all that i need...

Story Behind the Song

sailor's of old use to collect shells, from the tropical beaches they visited in their travels; and, make "sailor's valentine's" for their sweethearts at home, which helped them cope with their loneliness. i saw one with an amazingly detailed image of a "heart" opposite an image of a "compass rose", made from hundreds of tiny variously coloured sea shells.

Lyrics

SAILOR'S VALENTINE
lyric & music by Steve McPhail

PUNCHDRUNK FIGHTER
NUMB TO THE POUNDING...
THIS SHIP CAREENS
FROM WAVE TO THE NEXT...

WALKING DEAD CREW
STAGGER THEIR WATCH...
CONVINCED OF OUR DOOM,
THE CAPTAIN'S BEEN HEXED...

GRINDING THEIR TEETH
& CRACKING THEIR KNUCKLES...
BANSHEES WEEP
& THEY WAIL...

CANNIBAL COMBERS
CHEW 'ROUND THE EDGES...
WHAT'S LEFT OF
OUR TATTERED SAIL...

MIGHT SAY IT'S JUST A MIRAGE...
DELUSION OF THE SLEEP DEPRIVED...
RAPTURE THAT COMES DIVING TOO DEEP...
OR, I'M JUST SIMPLY OUT OF MY MIND...

MY COMPASS ROSE
THROUGH DANGEROUS SEAS...
SAILOR'S VALENTINE...

MY ONLY ABIDING
DESTINATION
SAILOR?S VALENTINE?

UP IN THE RIGGING
HAPPY AS PIE...
DANCING WITH FROZEN
FINGERS & FEET...

SAFE IN MY HEART
THE MEMORY OF YOU...
FOOD FOR MY SOUL
ALL THAT I NEED...

MIGHT SAY IT'S JUST A MIRAGE...
DELUSION OF THE SLEEP DEPRIVED...
RAPTURE THAT COMES DIVING TOO DEEP...
OR, I'M JUST SIMPLY OUT OF MY MIND...

ANYWAY, YOU WANT TO LOOK AT IT...
MAKES ME FEEL JUST FINE...
THE JOY JUST THINKING OF YOU...
IS MY SAILOR'S VALENTINE...

MY MORNING STAR
IN A CLEARING SKY...
SAILOR'S VALENTINE...

MY ONLY ABIDING
DESTINATION
SAILOR?S VALENTINE?

Song Length
5:40
Genres
Folk - Traditional, Electronic - Ambient
Tempo / Feel
Floating
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Troubled, Serene

Subject Matter
Loneliness, Long

Similar Artists
The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan
Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Derek Stephen McPhail
Music Credits Derek Stephen McPhail
Producer Credits Derek Stephen McPhail
Publisher Credits Float House Music
Performance Credits Uncle Steve
Label Credits Beer Weazl Productions