song of the mermaid lyrics – waterboys

on a day of days
i stood and gazed
over the western sea
i was completely dazed,
wide-mouthed and amazed
when a mermaid called to me

ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy
ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy

like a man in a dream,
for an age it seemed
i stood as still as a stone
while the mermaid sang
and her melody rang
like a memory calling me home

ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy
ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy

then the sea and the wind
and the sh*r*s did spin
and though my resistance was strong
all the stars in sp*ce
filled the mermaid’s face
as she captured my will with her song

ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy
ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy

somehow i spoke —
the enchantment broke
i rubbed my eyes open wide
like a dream she was gone
all that remained was a song
borne on the ebbing tide

ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy
ooh-ooooh ooooooooooh, my sunny sailor boy

/ waterboys lyrics