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Song of the Day (The Chain): British Sea Power – Carrion

Day 31. From Grunge legends Alice In Chains singing about Them Bones, to British Sea Power singing about the Carrion which picks at them. A slightly macabre link in the chain today, but Carrion is a hell of a tune.

Elegiac, soaring Indie Rock with a distinct maritime undertone, both in the band name & the music. Carrion combines anthemic upbeat songwriting with the nostalgic melancholy of Britains declining relationship with the sea. Their debut album, The Decline Of British Sea Power (on which Carrion appears), is titled to reflect this waning symbiosis.

Carry on inside of your heart
Under the brine you won’t notice the dark
Can stone and steel and horses heels ever explain the way you feel
From Scapa flow to Rotherhithe, I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Oh the heavy water how it enfolds
The salt the spray the gorgeous undertow
Always, always, always the sea
Brilliantine mortality

Irrigate your heart until you know your complete
And your draped in kelp, below by 8, 000 feet
My soul she cried I thought you’d died amid fumes of formaldehyde
You have been gone for so long I felt the lapping of an ebbing tide

Oh the heavy water how it enfolds
The salt the spray the gorgeous undertow
Always, always, always the sea
Brilliantine mortality

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