Until the End (Shanty Mix)

from by Escape the Clouds

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    This option includes the physical "Until the End" CD, a digital download version of the album, high-res album art, and an original steampunk novella by Mark Rossmore in PDF format.

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This is a FREE reimagined version of Until the End's title track. It tells of the bond between a captain and the beloved ship that has carried him onwards throughout his life. Or perhaps, it's a metaphor for something more.... It was recorded using two electric ukuleles, 5-string bass, pizzicato violin, two shakers, and a Native American buckskin drum.


Verse 1
A sight to behold, so sleek and so strong.
So beautiful dancing to the wind's song.
Tall as the sky with a spirit that couldn't be bowed,
She guided me forth to places unknown

Verse 2
For thirty years we traded and fought
I had many wives but she bore my heart.
Until one day the horizon grew dark.
A jealous sea growled and the sky came apart

She and I fought the relentless squall
I gave all I could but the sea wanted it all
A flash split the sky high above her mast
Night turned day as she shuddered from the blast

Until the end she'll be at my side.
Into the darkness she'll be my light.

Verse 3
I tread upon the swells, all my hope torn from me.
Lit by the flames of my stricken lady.
As the night lingered she slipped down to her end.
Leaving me with only my waning strength.

Just then I felt something rise from the deep -
Her figurehead floating within arm's reach
I held on to her tight until dawn broke
And unveiled a ship drawn by her smoke



from Until the End, track released July 3, 2012
Written and performed by Mark Rossmore of Escape the Clouds



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