Powder Monkey

by The Good Ship

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The second single off The Good Ship's forthcoming second album "O' Exquisite Corpse" (out in July), Powder Monkey tells the story of a young boy who goes down with the ship, waiting for orders from his father the captain (who has already perished).

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Powder Monkey

Powder monkey stands upon a burning deck
In a halo of fire from the battle’s wreck
Smoke and sulphur fill his red rimmed eyes
He stands firmly for his captain’s cry

Gonna die young waiting for his daddy’s call
Gonna die young waiting for his daddy

Jump monkey, jump monkey, jump monkey jump
Everybody knows you’re a dutiful son
Jump monkey, jump monkey, jump monkey jump
Guns are getting louder, forget the powder

Powder monkey from the age of ten
More battle hardened than a hundred men
Last one standing on a dying ship
Now the flames are licking at the barrel’s lip


released May 22, 2012
Written by John Meyer and Miranda Bertram
Recorded by Neil Coombe, John Meyer, Dan Grant, Adrian Diery
Mixed by Neil Coombe
Produced by The Good Ship and Neil Coombe
Mastered by Adam Quaife
Copyright 2012 The Good Ship



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