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 Post subject: Raised a navy brat.
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 11 Sep 2011 01:15 
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:sailship: I have personally stood aboard many ships as dad was in the NAvy as a life long servant. He retired at a E9 Master Chief or the highest rank you can go. Go dad! Anyway, when he died I had to work hard to get the Navy to bury him at sea. I knew it would just destroy his soul to not be in Davy Jone's locker. So...after a year of hard work, we put him off onto a ship that he and my brother served on, and they put him afloat off the sea of Japan. Funny, because in the war he fought against the Japanese, and there he floats off their shore. YIKES! They didnt tell me where the boat was going, just asked me to choose one.



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Post Number:#2  PostPosted: 09 Oct 2011 07:19 
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Namaste Vikki.
Wonderful to see you again.Hope you Enjoy the following
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ARTIST: STING
RELEASE: 1991
SONG: ISLAND OF SOULS

Billy was born within sight of the shipyard
First son of a riveter's son
And Billy was raised as the ship grew a shadow
Her great hull would blot out the light of the sun

And six days a week he would watch his poor father
A working man live like a slave
He'd drink every night and he'd dream of a future,
Of money he never would save
And Billy would cry when he thought of the future

Soon came a day when the bottle was broken
They launched a great ship out to sea
He felt he'd been left on a desolate shore
To a future he desperately wanted to flee
What else was there for a riveter's son
A new ship to be built, new work to be done

One day he dreamed of the ship in the world
It would carry his father and he
To a place they would never be found
To a place far away from this town.

Trapped in the cage of the skeleton ship
All the workmen suspended like flies
Caught in the flare of acetylene light
A working man works till the industry dies
And Billy would cry when he thought of the future

Then what they call an industrial accident
Crushed those it couldn't forgive
They brought Billy's father back home in an ambulance
A brass watch, a cheque, maybe three weeks to live,
And what else was there for a riveter's son
A new ship to be built, new work to be done

That night, he dreamed of the ship in the world
It would carry his father and he
To a place they could never be found
To a place far away from this town,
A Newcastle ship without coals
They would sail to the island of souls.
Reg Namaste.



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