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Siren Song

from Siren Song by Sweet Soubrette

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You were shipwrecked my darling but you couldn't tell
If the speck you spied out on the briny blue swell
Was a rescue boat coming to take you away
Or a mermaid to drown you down under the waves
I swam a bit closer and what did you see
Not a coast guard ship sailing the sparkling seas
But a lady afloat and a-glimmer with scales
With a gleam in her eye and a shimmering tail

Well it's true that the ocean's where I lay my head
With a shell for my pillow and kelp for my bed
And I've sent a few sailors to watery graves
When they've followed me into the waves
But there's no need for fear for I'll do you no harm
Just roll up your cuffs dear wade into my arms
Though I sing on the swells as I comb out my hair
I'm the answer to your seaman's prayer

You tossed a glass bottle out into the foam
The message begged someone to carry you home
I would carry you there you're the one I would keep
Come down with me into the undersea deep
There are wonders and whales in the waters below
We can waltz by the light of electric eel glow
On a dance floor of seaweed and mother of pearl
Come with me and I'll be your sweet Lorelei girl

Oh my kisses are salty but sweetheart I swear
I'm the answer to your seaman's prayer


from Siren Song, released October 17, 2007
Vocals, ukulele: Ellia Bisker


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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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