The Nautical Disaster

There are very few poets left in music.  Gord Downey of the Tragically Hip is one.  See here:


I had this dream where I relished in
The fray and the screaming that filled my head all day.
It was as though I’d been spit there, settled in , into a pocket
Off a lighthouse off some rocky socket,
Off the coast of France, dear.

One afternoon, four thousand men died in the water here;
And five hundred more were thrashing madly as parasites might in you blood.

Now I was in lifeboat designed for ten. And ten and only,
Anything that systematic would get you hated.
It’s not a deal nor a test nor a love of something fated.

The selection was quick, the crew was picked and
those left in the water got kicked off our pant leg and we headed for home.

Then the dream ends when the phone rings
You’re doing alright… He said it’s out there most days and nights,
But only a fool would complain.


Susan… if you would like….

Our conversation is as faint as the sound in my memory
As those fingernails scratching on the hull

About kevin

I work as an internet marketing manager in domestic (US) manufacturing, and blog about B2B web lead generation, CRMs, web analytics, and a little bit about affiliate marketing. I also am an avid Kayak Fisherman.