Marie

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A sea shanty - dedicated to asylum and freedom seekers past, present & future.

lyrics

She left in the dead of night
When all but her heart was quiet
She left for the sea.
Her passage ticket in her pocket
Her mother’s picture in a locket
One more refugee.
Her family hungry and poor
Her country torn apart by war
She hid in the back of a smugglers van,
They drove for days to the coast
To meet the small leaky boat
They put their lives in the hands of fate
And faith would keep them afloat

O Marie! Marie!
Never again would she see, Marie,
Her home or her dear family, Marie
Her life would begin on the sea,
She gave all for the hope to be free.

It was the first time she’d seen the ocean
Her heart was taken by its motion
And the way that it rocked, and it sang, and it moaned,
When the tiny ship set sail, the other passengers began to wail
Goodbye! goodbye! goodbye! to my home...
But Marie could never look behind
The sea already took her heart and mind
On the sea she felt she was halfway home.
When the sky grew dark and violent
And the crew grew dark and silent
Marie let her mind sing and dance and be tossed by the foam,
She’d already found her way home...

O Marie! Marie!
Never before had she seen the sea,
Enchanted and drawn by its deep mystery
It was love at first sight
It already set her heart free
Like the stars free the night.

No matter how the rain and wind would blow
She never sheltered in the hold below
The other passengers left her alone.
Day and night she stayed on deck
Holding the locket round her neck
And whispering to the waves, to the foam.
So when pirates came one night
And the crew began to lose the fight
Lose the promise of a new life,
A new home
Marie felt her freedom saved
As she leapt laughing into the waves
Into the waves, waves
And sank like a stone
She’d found her way home
She was free

O Marie! Marie!
Enchanted and loved by the sea Marie,
It held her and let her be free, Marie,
It rocked her and rolled her to sleep
It gave her a home in the deep

O Marie! Marie!
Enchanted and loved by the sea, Marie
Drowned in its deep mystery, Marie
It was love at first sight
It set her heart free
Like the stars free the night

credits

from In The Wild Wood, released December 10, 2014
Trish Molloy - vocals, piano, melodica
Theo Felice - drums

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