Radiohead Lyrics

Sinking Ship

hard to port
I can feel the boat
it’s harboring unto her brown
sinking ship, man the lifeboats
hold your nose, watch me drown

I’m the captain of the boat
but I don’t like being slaughtered
I’m the captain of the boat
but I don’t like this way I’m slaughtered

hey I’m a sinking man
on a sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

I’m sinking now
on the sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

don’t waste all your days
pretending that you’re still afloat
time comes, you will see
that all this drowning is your own

I’m the captain of the boat
but I don’t like being slaughtered
I’m the captain of the boat
but I don’t like this way I’m slaughtered

hey I’m a sinking man
on a sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

I’m sinking now
on the sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

don’t waste all your days
pretending that you’re still afloat
time comes, you will see
that all this drowning is your own

hey I’m a sinking man
on a sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

I’m sinking now
on the sinking ship
and this stinking bloody job is all I have

I’m sinking man
I’m sinking man
I’m sinking man
I’m sinking man

let’s get our act together
and get this boat off of the shore

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: 1988
Found on: Demo

Released on a demo cassette tape in 1988, this is one of the earliest On a Friday songs. At this point, the band had three saxophone players: Rasmus Peterson, Liz Cotton and Charlotte Cotton. The demo tape was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire and engineered/mixed by Dave Pegg.