Calexico - Sinner In The Sea Lyrics




There's a piano playing on the ocean floor between Havana and New Orleans
Drummin' a requiem for the dead and the souls hanging on every poet's prayer
Running to the rock, running to the sea
Prayin' to the Lord please shelter me
But the ground keeps shaking, water is boiling on fire
Blood pulsing through their veins like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall
Clocks stopping at twelve on the eve of a forgotten war
Luis drivin' a '59 making it half way across the Gulf
Stranded on the rock, stranded on the sea
There's a wall in the ocean between you and me
Dreams of reaching dry land, talking to the fortune teller
Prisoners pounding the jail like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall
Someone lost an eye, someone lost the truth
Trying to save face, oh 'neath the eyes of the Virgin el Cobre
Shout me a line sister, shout me a line sister
Oh I see your hands in the air, see you drowning on the other side
"Chief's in the parish and the drummers in the square
Walkin' across the fire, walkin' across the waves"
Sinner in the rock, sinner in the sea
There's a sunken bridge 'tween you and me
Running past the embassy gates, the Santería shrine
Blood pulsing thru their veins like the waves they remember
Crashing on the Malecón wall





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  1. Bernie D3000

    mix de chris isaac et cow-boy junkies...impécable!!

  2. Luis Capitan Pacheco

    There’s a piano playing on the ocean floor between Havana and New Orleans
    Drummin’ a requiem for the dead and the souls hanging on every poet’s prayer
    Running to the rock, running to the sea
    Prayin’ to the Lord please shelter me
    But the ground keeps shaking, water is boiling on fire
    Blood pulsing through their veins like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall

    Marina McCarney

    very eloquent! ✌💛🎶

  3. Luis Capitan Pacheco


    Clocks stopping at twelve on the eve of a forgotten war
    Luis drivin’ a ‘59 making it half way across the Gulf
    Stranded on the rock, stranded on the sea
    There’s a wall in the ocean between you and me
    Dreams of reaching dry land, talking to the fortune teller
    Prisoners pounding the jail like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall
    Someone lost an eye, someone lost the truth
    Trying to save face, oh ‘neath the eyes of the Virgin el Cobre

  4. Luis Capitan Pacheco


    Shout me a line sister, shout me a line sister
    Oh I see your hands in the air, see you drowning on the other side
    “Chief’s in the parish and the drummers in the square
    Walkin’ across the fire, walkin’ across the waves”
    Sinner in the rock, sinner in the sea
    There’s a sunken bridge ‘tween you and me
    Running past the embassy gates, the Santería shrine
    Blood pulsing thru their veins like the waves they remember
    Crashing on the Malecón wall

  5. Nick Kas.

    Sounds like The Doors!:O

  6. kv xr

    nick cave lives there

  7. Σταυρούλα Χρονοπούλου

    σας περιμενουμε αυριο στο fuzz club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Bluehopi Waltz

    these guys are genius ! ! fantastic arrangements ! Live it's even better and crazy

  9. hershelmccoy

    love how this song shifts from gentle carribean rhythms to full-on doors keyboard freakout and back again.

  10. krallics

    Thanks mate for uploading these songs,