Author Topic: Zero She Flies Chords/Lyrics  (Read 90 times)

Jubal

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Zero She Flies Chords/Lyrics
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:41:57 PM »
Posting this here because I keep meaning to work out the chords to just about the one song I know from this band.

Watertight

Out here on the water wide
(Row, my lady, row)
Shadows dance and strange birds fly
(Go, my lady go)
Cotton fields are growing high
(Row, my lady, row)
Hands reach up to touch the sky
(Go, my lady go)

And your words will echo through the darkest night
Faith, love, oh please, won't you show me a guiding light
And even if I run I know that I am right
Keep me safe
Keep me warm
Watertight

Spin and swirl and breaking free
(Row, my lady, row)
Withypool won't wither me
(Go, my lady go)
Hang my woes from the hanging tree
(Row, my lady, row)
Mercy, love, and mercy me
(Go, my lady go)

And your words will echo through the darkest night
Faith, love, oh please, won't you show me a guiding light
And even if I run I know that I am right
Keep me safe
Keep me warm
Watertight



I'll also admit to not understanding the lyrics well, though it's a very pretty tune. Withypool seems to be a particular place in England though I don't know what relationship it has to the other elements of the song, and the combination of cotton and hangings makes me wonder whether I should be in southern England or the southern US. It's an odd one. But good nonetheless.
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Re: Zero She Flies Chords/Lyrics
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 05:32:52 PM »
The lyrics mystify me too - I would have said southern US, except for the mention of Withypool, which is a small village on Exmoor. The band are apparently from Bristol, not that far away, so it could be something personal. Aside from that, I like it, particularly the rhyme and rhythm in the verses.

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Re: Zero She Flies Chords/Lyrics
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 04:10:16 PM »
Mm, yes, I guess in a moorland context cotton fields could be bog-cotton/hares' tail, not that it grows terribly high or in a particularly farmed way.
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