PoguesLorelei

You told me tales of love and glory Same old sad songs, same old story The sirens sing no lullaby And no-one knows but lorelei By castles out of fairytales Timbers shivered where once there sailed The lovesick men who caught her eye And no-one knew but lorelei River, river have mercy Take me down to the sea For if I perish on these rocks My love no more I'll see I've thought of you in far-off places I've puzzled over lipstick traces So help me god, I will not cry And then I think of lorelei I travel far and wander wide No photograph of you beside me Ol' man river's not so shy And he remembers lorelei River, river have mercy Take me down to the sea For if I perish on these rocks My love no more I'll see If I should float upon this stream And see you in my madman's dream I'd sink into your troubled eyes And none would know 'cept lorelei River, river have mercy Take me down to the sea For if I perish on these rocks My love no more I'll see But if my ship, which sails tomorrow Should crash against these rocks, My sorrows I will drown before I die It's you I'll see, not lorelei
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