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Hello sailor
Welcome to the land of legs
Your heart is the same colour as my fingernails blue
Ice cold, from the cold

Hello sailor
And now your hearts gone away from you
It’s lost to the sea and a fish tried to eat it but spat it out
It spat it out

So shall I cut your hair
And shall I shave your beard
And then dance with you till dawn

Cause today is February
and you’ll be gone by June
Oh I always wanted a seafaring man like you
Today is February
and you’ll be gone by June
To reclaim that heart the sea has taken from you

Hello sailor
A giddy smile, a tipsy wink
You belong to a crowd that I know nothing about
No nothing at all
Not the handshake for sure

So hello sailor
From whence you came surely you will go
But I’m not sure that differs from all of us with bones
You to the water, us to the sky

So shall I clean your clothes
and shall I wash your face
and then kiss you strong till dawn

Cause today is February
and you’ll be gone by June
Oh I always wanted a seafaring man like you
Today is February
and you’ll be gone by June
To reclaim that heart the sea has taken from you
Today is February
and you’ll be long gone by June
You’ll be leaving so fast you’ll forget I’ll be left here loving you

You’ll be a great story to tell
Adventure and love wrapped up in a sea-salty smell
and when i’m old and dying I’ll still be smiling about us

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from heartplusmelody, released May 23, 2012

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Rhiain and the Utter Strangers New Zealand

Rhiain and the Utter Strangers is the moniker of Wellington based anti-folk songstress Rhiain McGrath. Her first EP Heartplusmelody out on the 24th August 2012 is a lyric-heavy ode to childhood, recorded with long-time musical collaborator Oli Wilson (of Knives at Noon, The Chills). ... more

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