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Mermaid vs. Sailor extended play artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
Mermaid vs Sailor
Released November 23, 2007
Format CD (with EP)
Length 3:57
Writer Marina Diamandis
Mermaid vs Sailor track listing
"Daddy Was a Sailor" is track number 4.
Previous track
"Hermit the Frog"
Next track
"Simplify"

"Daddy Was a Sailor" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her extended play, Mermaid vs Sailor.

LyricsEdit

Granpa was a miner and he gave me my black art
Glittered rivers of black coal-dust tore our country apart
Covered in coal-dust, wakin' up too early in the morning
Covered in coal-dust, waitin' for the moment the canary sings

Mama was a mermaid and a Carnaby Street gal
She could've been a model but she spent
Her life moppin' up spilt milk
Covered in sea salt, could he would he be home
When the stars came out to party
Covered in sea salt, yeah I know it was my fault
But he always ran away 'cause he didn't want me

Oh daddy was a sailor and he gave me my black heart
Daddy was a sailor, the only man that could tear me apart
Daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy

Sister dances salsa and she cha-cha's like a queen
I was a non-believer when she told me I was free
Auntie Emmy was a medium, oh she worked the Ouija board
Seekin' out the lost souls, takin' them back to the Lord

Oh but daddy still was a sailor and he gave me a black heart
Daddy was a sailor, the only man that could tear me apart
Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
Daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ah

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