Levellers - Raft Of The Medusa Lyrics



Medusa sails to Senegal in 1816
First we lost the cabin boy
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We had to swing the lead
There were shallows all around
When the ship would break we took to prayer
Medusa's running round

We rowed on the raft
We're sailing in the sun
There's 150 on the raft
We've lost another one
You're can't deny we're all at sea
We're drifting alone
How do you look a man in the eye
When you're spitting out his bones

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Yet 17 remain behind to die in agony
[?]
50 died on the raft
7 around me

We rowed on the raft
We're sailing in the sun
There's 100 of us on the raft
We've lost another one
You're can't deny we're all at sea
We're drifting alone
How do you look a man in the eye
When you're spitting out his bones

A wondrous sight so bright and white
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We follow it down to swallow it down
Oh all for us
Pray to the almighty
Cast yourself to the sea
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We rowed on the raft
We're sailing in the sun
There's 70 of us on the raft
We've lost another one
You're can't deny we're all at sea
We're drifting alone
How do you look a man in the eye
When you're spitting out his bones

And in my arms my own true flesh died so quietly
Give praise to the butterfly or the almighty
And in my mouth my own true flesh tasted sweet to me
Give praise to the butterfly
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We rowed on the raft
We're sailing in the sun
There's 20 of us on the raft
We've lost another one
You're can't deny we're all at sea
We're drifting alone
How do you look a man in the eye
When you're spitting out his bones




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Levellers Raft Of The Medusa Comments
  1. Howard Dickins

    Clearly based on the tune for "The bonnie ship the Diamond"

  2. Courtney Halliday

    was there be there again soon roll on august

  3. aga digby

    love this folky sound

  4. Martyn Burrows

    Epic.

    Nothing less.

  5. chicchats

    Great stuff.... my Brit friend got me straight away listening to your awesome sounds. Rock it.

  6. Phil Good

    What do you get if you cross the Wombles with early ELO???
    Levellers!:>)
    Mind you early ELO piss over this lot!!!Go check out rare ELO on YT.

  7. boredofitall

    Whahey! See you down the front, mine's a pint of Otter ;)

  8. boredofitall

    Can't wait until Beautiful Days 2013... :D

  9. David Otter

    best weekend of my life

  10. Jonny Martin

    Lovely stuff. Best song on SotA

  11. N4m4ste

    Thanks for the two awesome gigs in Frankfurt and Stuttgart!

  12. Wendy Hynes-Nelissen

    You guys played it in Belgium too ( Beleuvenissen ) its one of the better ones on the CD . Now play it again in Dublin ( Ireland ) , whenever you will come to us there again , still looking forward to see a date of that in the newsletter *wink wink *

  13. Mark B

    best weekend of the summer, sat in the mud with a pint of Amber watching the bands :-)

  14. Gary J Armstrong

    rip Dirty davy in half stick it on the back of something off hello pig and you have raft of medusa... haha!

  15. Farrah Halliday

    well done was in there somewere lol

  16. GLT Music

    I wanna be back at this festival....