Tales Of Brave Ulysses – Cream – Lyrics – Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp Black and white

One of the great lyrics of the sixties written by Martin Sharp with music by Eric Clapton and performed by Cream.

You thought the leaden winter would bring you down forever,
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.

And the colours of the sea bind your eyes with trembling mermaids,
And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave Ulysses,
How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing,
For the sparkling waves are calling you to touch their white laced lips.

And you see a girl’s brown body dancing through the turquoise,
And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea.
And when your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body,
Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.
Tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell,
And you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands
With tales of brave Ulysses, how his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing.

Tiny purple fishes run lauging through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

Strange Brew: Tales Of Brave Ulysses Single Cover

Lyrics Martin Sharp/ Music Eric Clapton

Copyright: E C Music Ltd.

Here’s a clip where Clapton is playing THAT guitar. ( See XTC Skylarking  post)

http://indeepmusicarchive.net/2013/11/221113-xtc-skyalrking-1986/

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