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Posted: 07 Jun 2020, 11:38
by Spiggy Sage
elamanamou wrote:My favourite Sisters new song
Yeah, you're right..took me a while, but..yeah :notworthy:

Re: Black Sail

Posted: 20 Jul 2020, 07:39
by alanm
I posted it lightheartedly in a thread elsewhere, but I'm pasting it here for posterity because I'm not really joking, I think there's an argument to be made that it's all about... not releasing albums.

It's all one big troll.

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And in a gap between the stars.         >  stars = released albums
There is no captain till you do.        >  Von will do whatever the f$ck he pleases
We threw a line; we did not deep it.    >  he promised a release but didn't mean it
They were many, we are few.             >  there are lots of new songs! but studio recording is tedious

I keep my fireworks on the bridge.      >  Von keeps his recordings to himself
Hurl the crew from side to side.        >  he likes to f$ck around with his band members
Unfurl the sail, the world is wide.     >  he has other important stuff to do
They were many, we are few.             >  there are lots of new songs!! but releasing records is hard work

Heave away, heave away, boys.           >  the band members helped him write new songs
That's what you do.                     >  that's what they're for
Heave away, heave away, boys.           >  yup they fell for it
They were many, we are few.             >  lots of songs!!! but not for you

Re: Black Sail

Posted: 20 Jul 2020, 11:51
by LyanvisAberrant
I'd say that's reasonable.

Re: Black Sail

Posted: 31 Aug 2020, 21:00
by Dr. Moody
:von: quoting Shelley again..

Rise, like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you:
Ye are many—they are few!"

The Masque of Anarchy (or The Mask of Anarchy) is a British political poem written in 1819 (see 1819 in poetry) by Percy Bysshe Shelley following the Peterloo Massacre of that year. In his call for freedom, it is perhaps the first modern statement of the principle of nonviolent resistance.

Also thought the "Black between the stars" (or the "space between the stars" as it was in earlier versions) is the EU flag without the UK.

Re: Black Sail

Posted: 22 Oct 2020, 15:18
by dardling
Many feelings and pictures come to me from these lines; Greek sailing hero princes, 2001 space travel, a captain of a band of sisters all being boys, a rock band from the early eighties that rose from a squalid hole and also endless gulfs of morons.

Interestingly the first line has changed on the homepage and now reads "And in a gap between the stars".