Gulls

Discussion in 'The Lyrics' started by carmel59, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. carmel59

    carmel59 Well-Known Grayhead

    Help with lyrics???

    this land belongs to the gulls

    and the gulls to the cry

    and the cry to the wind

    and the wind blows to no one

    the wind blows to no one

    I gave my breath to the song (sun ?)

    to the song was a m??

    ???? ship ? sea

    ????? glass ? wine

    even this ghost of a road
    climbing hand over hand

    ????? thin pinprick of light

    chorus---- to all to see (sea ?) that ???? repeat

    ah baby, try to recognize it in my mind, try to stamp it out before it happens

    the writing on, the writings on, the writings on the wall ----repeat

    the land belong to the gulls, and the gulls to their cry, and the cry to the wind, and the cry to the wind, and the cry to the wind.
     
  2. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    Gulls (Now via Marcel's Video)

    This land belongs to the gulls
    and the gulls to their cry
    and their cry to the wind
    and the wind belongs to no one
    the wind belongs to no one.
    __________
    I gave my breath to the song
    to the song was a mind,
    neither a ship, nor a sea,
    neither of glass, nor of wine,

    even this ghost of a road
    climbing hand over hand,
    toward that pinprick of light,
    toward the sea that god sewn. (x8)
    ___________
    Ah baby, I try to recognize it in my mind,
    and I try to stamp it out before it happens,
    I try to recognize it in my mind, and I try to stamp it out.

    The writing's on, the writing's on, the writing's on the wall. (x8)
    ___________
    This land belong to the gulls, and the gulls to their cry,
    and the cry to the wind, and the cry to the wind,
    and the cry to the wind.
     
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  3. RosalieEP

    RosalieEP Well-Known Grayhead

    Mmm. Loving it. I need to keep hearing it.
     
  4. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    Thanks Carmel and Fox! Much appreciated!
     
  5. carmel59

    carmel59 Well-Known Grayhead

    Perfect..........thank you, I listen and listen, love this song........it starts to permeate, "the writing's on .,......sounds like chant to me.
    after seeing so many of his photographs now, beginning to get a glimpse of how he "sees".
     
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  6. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    yeah i agree.. and i'm repeating the hook over and over again of 'the writing's' and the 'sea sewn' part.

    i'm glad dave got on the bandwagon of the new musical/vocal trend that i'm seeing - adding voices and making them varied and loud. very exciting, and i'm dying for more clips from the coming week ahead!
     
  7. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    Well done on the lyrics guys, pretty close I would say... !

    Take care,

    Marcel.
     
  8. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    Thank you guys. I so love this song.

    The first time I heard it was in the village of Le Havre at the coast of Normandie on a hill at the windy entrance of a museum dedicated to Claude Monet's teacher, using up the foreign internet rate on my iphone and people on the streets giving us bewildered looks. Oh, and there were gulls in the sky above us. What an appropriate setting as those lyrics seem to be like a painting with words. So beautiful and the melody so haunting...
     
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  9. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    Was listening to this song again yesterday, and somehow I meant to hear the line " towards the sea that god sewn" different ?

    I thought I heard "to walk the sea with gods soul" ? :rolleyes:

    Then again, I have a terrible track record on trying to figure out the lyrics .... I can remember an old thread on the DGBB where I messed with Jackdaw... Glad all the proof has been destroyed :D

    Cheers
     
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  10. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    Marcel - is the radio link still alive? Or do you know something I don't... :cool:
     
  11. carmel59

    carmel59 Well-Known Grayhead

    I listened again too, and I think you're onto something there. Thats a very poetic line, my brain keeps rotating between "to walk" and "towards". But that's because of the way he articulates his words singing. "God's soul" makes sense with the rest of the lyric too I think. At first I thought I heard "God's own" but don't think so.......

    thefox---yes the program is still up on the Radio station RTE radio 1---- show South Wind Blows Dec. 1, 2013
     
  12. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, you can still listen to it and I captured some earlier from the stream :)

    Will try and listen again tonight ;)

    Marcel.
     
  13. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    TO THE CLOUD!!!
    (capture, you say?)
     
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  14. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    I hear you, and wouldn't it be nice to publish that exclusive content right here hey ?

    :rolleyes: I will think of something, so stay tuned ...

    Marcel.
     
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  15. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    I'm not complaining if you do my good man! I mean I do see your point - it would be a great perk for being a member at the most prestigious of all DG forum sites...

    (I got all my stuff from the stream of the L&F tour and other webcasts when i had a PC... Ripped it right off with an application....But alas, I have gone Mac. They don't like doing what I do.) :astronaut:
     
  16. thefox

    thefox Active Grayhead

    I'm gonna put grayhead money on the fact that it's "toward the sea that god sewn"... i just listened again and updated the lyrics...But this time! with really good headphones.

    Onward!
     
  17. sixstringedman

    sixstringedman Member Grayhead

    I have a way of capturing the audio too... I can probably get around to capturing it and posting those songs individually over the weekend, as we all know how busy you are, Marcel! If you have already found a way, let me know... otherwise, I will get to work.

    Cheers!
     
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  18. KirstenH

    KirstenH Active Grayhead

    Towards the sea of God's soul- It's stuck in my head like this and probably wrong. ;) I'll go back to RTE archive to decipher this lovely song.
     
  19. dario

    dario New Grayhead

    hi guys, can anyone tell me where can I listen "gulls"?
    thanks
     
  20. carmel59

    carmel59 Well-Known Grayhead

    Radio station RTE radio 1---- show South Wind Blows Dec. 1, 2013
     

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