Baez, Joan - No Mermaid Lyrics




We went down to the edge of the water
You were afraid to go in
You said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
And I said I'm only going for a swim

I was swimming around in a circle
I wasn't always in view
You said we might get into red flag danger
And I am alone when I'm not with you

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We were swinging from the centre of the ceiling
You were afraid to give in
I said I know I'll always live for this feeling
And you closed your eyes you said never again

We were dancing in the middle of the desert
You said we'll burn under the hot sun
I said I'd rather be the colour of pleasure
Than watch like you from under the thumb

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We went down to the edge of the water
You were afraid to go in
You said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
And I said I'm only going for a swim

I was living around in a circle
I wasn't always in view
You said we might get into red flag danger
And I am alone when I'm not with you

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman's slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the wave





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Baez, Joan No Mermaid Comments
  1. MySerpentine

    Been looking for this for a long time

  2. Wendy Owen

    BEST lyrics!

  3. J Bro

    Nothing against Joan Baez, she's a legend with a beautiful voice, but I prefer the Message in a Bottle version over this one.

  4. Flower

    I am alone when I'm not with you.

  5. Rebecca Taylor

    On this album there are my favourite tracks, and try joni mitchell with the 72 album 'Blue'

  6. MiChelle Smith

    Both versions are beautiful...

  7. Hardo Behme

    Beautiful song - but there is a big difference to Sinead Lohan!

    Sherry Canon

    Different Artists. Same lyrics and message.
    I enjoy both. Take what you will from this great song.
    Love both versions.

  8. Chema Garcia Martinez

    Se la ve tan candida

  9. noteverton

    Just fantastic!