The Sailor

by The Society Islands

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"The Sailor" is the third in a series of singles that will later comprise the new album by The Society Islands. These singles will be released on a triweekly basis; the album will be released whenever The Society Islands feel the stars are aligned the right way.

The album will most likely feature comprehensive bonus material, the scope of which depends - not least - on you, dear listener (yes that's right: the more songs you buy, the more money we have to blow on crazy shit).


Take in the line
Wipe down the deck and wrap her in the tarp
Cause you're too young to die
Simple as that

Rest on a sailor's knee
Rest on a sailor's knee
Rest on a sailor's knee
And ponder
Going under
The wide sea

From the Malin Head
Someone will keep a tender eye on you
Whenever skies turn black
Just think of them

It's not an endless sea
It's not an endless sea
But it runs ceaselessly
And it will

Wait for you
Until it rings true to
Leave the shore
Stand by no more
Leagues of wonder
Some feet under
You won't score, you'll
Just adore

There is no race to run
There is not stage to claim
So if you need some appeal

You still can sail for me
You still can sali for me
You still can sail for me
And Ponder
Going under
The wide sea


released October 12, 2011
Lyrics by Boris Rogowski, Music by Andreas Kriegeskorte, Roland Münchow, Boris Rogowski & Falk Wöhrle
Produced by Boris Rogowski & Stephan Kriegeskorte
Recorded at the Basement, Cologne
Features Efanque on electric guitar and backing vocals
Mixed and Mastered by Boris Rogowski



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The Society Islands Köln, Germany

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by unconventional stylistic shifts and ominous undertones. ... more

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