The Captain's Daughter, Pt. 2

by Marty O'Reilly

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You find me buried by the dawn,
Spit out by the ocean,
Scolded by the sun,
And delivered to the sand,
I’m all salt and skin,
And I’m blue and dry and thin,
Fated by the currents,
Like the driftwood on the strand,

There’s a special kind of loneliness,
Reserved for lone survivors,
A deeper shade of red only the guilty can perceive,
Sweet Lady Remembrance-
She rests her hand on the book beside her,
There’s a few pages of history,
Only the witnessed can read,

I’m as empty as the ghost,
Yet so heavy I could holler,
Prisoner of the land,
Outcast of the water-
The same which once was tamed,
Like a great bull in the waves,
By a brave and might captain,
And once I was his daughter,

And I loved the men who sailed her,
But none like the first mate,
Who though often silent all the day,
Sang when the hour was late,
When a ship is lost at sea,
It oft is eaten by the ocean
none but the crew can learn an equal thirst,
And i became the object of that hunger,
For the first mate,
But the poor soul didn’t know till far too late,
That he’d become mine first...


released May 30, 2020
Music & Lyrics by Marty O'Reilly
Produced and Arranged by Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra

Marty O'Reilly - Guitar and Vocals
Ben Berry - Double Bass
Matt Goff - Drums
Chris Lynch - Violin

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Cian Riordan

Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner

Cover Art Illustration by Zander Smirnoff
Art Design and Color by Matt Goff


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