Maid of the Seas

by Clipper

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released October 14, 2016

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Track Name: Maid of the Seas
Instrumental
Track Name: Breaks the Morning Light
Breaks the Morning Light

It's raining fire in the South West
Pouring Down from the black sky
Burning through the darkest night
And breaks the morning light

It's raining bodies in the South West
Falling through the troposphere
Dead in fields like scarecrows
Death is lit by the morning light

It's raining dollars in the South West
On their heels in their trench coats
Watching from the sky for those
Who dare show the morning light
Track Name: December Song
December Song

On the twenty first of December
At home for the Christmas break
That's when I heard on the radio
That the Maid of the Seas was down

Down on the hills West of Langholm
Down in the fire and the mud
Down all over the border
These fields have seen so much blood

The nights are long in December
Murder cut the days short
Of the bright young hopefuls of Syracuse
Springtime lost

Down in the dark night December
Down in the blood and the fire
In the mirror there's only darkness
Where once I spoke as a child

Down in the dark night December
Down in the Sark and Dryfe Sands
Down and blown in Copshaw Holm
And still there's blood on our hands
Track Name: Katie's Knowe
Katie's Knowe

Up on Katie's Knowe the clipper it has fallen
And inside a heart still beating
Beats just for a moment, then gone like the others
And no more hearts beat

Across the black Atlantic
They wait for her in JFKThey're waiting for the winter snow
Across the North Atlantic
They've still only questions
Where is Washington and Trafalgar Square?

Katie's Knowe bears witness
Always with the Clipper
Bearing her scar tissue
Breathing the last breath that lingers on the hillside
And blows through the dry red leaves

Across the black Atlantic
They wait for her in JFK
They're waiting for the winter snow
Across the North Atlantic
They've still only questions
Where is Washington and Trafalgar Square?
Track Name: Captain MacQuarrie
Captain MacQuarrie

Captain MacQuarrie sails his ship
Into the night, into the dark
That's where he's sailing every night
By Tundergarth, by the church yard

Trying to sail his stricken ship to the shore
Dashed upon the rocks, he sails
No more

Captain MacQuarrie sails his ship
Into the night, into the dark
That's where he's sailing every night
By Tundergarth, in the dark
Track Name: Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves

What's that blowing in the Autumn leaves?
That's the wild wars deadly blast blowing in the Autumn leaves
What's that lying in the Autumn leaves?
That's a Toshiba Bombeat ghetto blaster lying in the Autumn leaves
What's that lying in the desert Sun?
That's the PFLP-GC lying in the desert Sun
What's that lying in the desert Sun?
That's the USS Vincennes lying in the desert Sun

Autumn leaves fall down

What's that lying in the Autumn leaves?
That's the strong medication lying in the Autumn leaves
What's that lying in the Autumn leaves?
That's the Helsinki warning lying in the Autumn leaves
What's that lying in the desert Sun?
That's Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi lying in the desert Sun
What's that lying in the desert Sun?
That's a drunk man looking at the thistle lying in the desert Sun

Autumn leaves fall down
Track Name: Water of Milk
Water of Milk

Pan Am 103
Leaves London Heathrow
Bound for New York JFK

Bombed over Lockerbie
270
Escape chute flapping in the breeze
No one escapes tonight

And the rain in the Water of Milk
Runs down the hill to the Solway
And the rain in the Water of Milk
Carries the blood to the ocean

Spooks creep in the fields
Crawling around the hills
Skeletons in Whitehall's press
Edinburgh makes no sound

And the rain in the Water of Milk
Runs down the hill to the Solway
And the rain in the Water of Milk
Carries the blood to the ocean

Tearing through the peaceful night
Breaking up the morning light
To whom belongs brown Samsonite Silhouette 4000?

And the rain in the Water of Milk
Runs down the hill to the Solway
And the rain in the Water of Milk
Carries the blood to the ocean
Track Name: Mary's House
Mary's House

In the back streets of Valetta
While the frescoes fade
For a suitcase full of Lire
Testimony's paid

Pulled in by rewards for justice
Mary's House is breached
Justice has been bought and sold
In the town of peace

Basset flies in to Barlinnie
In the dead of night
Mary's House holds her secrets
Tightly
Track Name: The Ballad of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
The Ballad of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi

The high and the mighty gather for the trial
In wigs and robes the colour of blood, from the Royal Mile
In the hall of smoke and mirrors, puppets take the stand
A stain lies upon this land

A miscarriage of justice United Nations states
The case loaded in Malta was full of holes and rests
On a circuit of suspicion Megrahi served his time
A stain lies upon my country

When they brought you down to Kamp Zeist the noose was already tied
Beneath the lion and unicorn, evidence denied
Giaka-nory told his story with his pockets full
A stain lies upon my country

The high and the mighty gather for the trial
In wigs and robes the colour of blood, from the Royal Mile
In the hall of smoke and mirrors, puppets take the stand
A stain lies upon this land
Track Name: Cancer is the Killer
Cancer is the Killer

The killing starts with commerce arms and shady deals
The killing goes on long after their needs ful filled
A cancer grows in their corruption and lies
A cancer grows and builds a wall of silence

Cancer is the killer thats kills you and me
Oh cancer is the killer that will set you free

The killing goes on while the guilty walk free
The killing goes on breaking down the gentle peace

Cancer is the killer thats kills you and me
Oh cancer is the killer that will set you free
Cancer is the killer inside of me
Oh cancer is the killer that sets him free

The killing goes on while the guilty walk free
The killing goes on while the vested interests feed
A cancer grows and builds a wall of silence
The voice that breaks it down comes through the silence