Ship of Fools // World Party

We're setting sail to the place on the map
From which no one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
By the light of the crosses that burned
Drawn by the promise of the women and the lace
And the gold and the cotton and pearls
It's the place where they keep all the darkness you need
You sail away from the light of the world on this trip

I’m in a Waterboys mood today.

No, this isn’t the Waterboys, but Karl Wallinger is one of the original members of the band (keyboardist) prior to leaving for World Party, which is essentially a solo act in the studio. It was after he left that the Waterboys turned away from their “Big Music” sound, which is probably my favorite sound. While Mike Scott was successful in capturing some of the British Isles folk sound and did a decent try at “rock”, I always felt their “Wall of Sound” era was their strongest.

You can hear some of that bigger, lusher sound in this song — which is just a precursor to my shifting over to A Pagan Place right about… now.

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