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The Last Ship (Part 1) (OBCR)

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Sting

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Father O’Brien
It’s all there in the gospels, the Magdalene Girl
Comes to pay her respects, but her mind is awhirl.
When she finds the tomb empty, the stone had been rolled
Not a sign of a corpse in the dark and the cold...
When she reaches the door, sees an unholy sight
There's this solitary figure in a halo of light.
He just carries on floating past Calvary Hill
In an almighty hurry, aye but she might catch him still.

"Tell me where are ye going Lord, and why in such haste?
"Now don't hinder me woman, I've no time to waste!
For they're launching a boat on the morrow at noon,
And I have to be there before daybreak.
Oh I canna be missing, the lads'll expect me,
Why else would the good Lord himself resurrect me?
For nothing will stop me, I have to prevail,
Through the teeth of this tempest, in the mouth of a gale,
May the angels protect me if all else should fail,
When the last ship sails."

Father O’Brien & Men
Oh the roar of the chains and the cracking of timbers,(Roar)
The noise at the end of the world in your ears,
As a mountain of steel makes its way to the sea, (Mountain)
And the last ship sails.