Post A Song That Tells A Shocking Story

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  1. Chris Gaines

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    I'll start.

    Nautical Disaster is a Tragically Hip song that references the 1941 sinking of German Battleship, The Bismarck.

    As the Bismarck sank, many sailors dove headfirst over the rails, breaking their necks on the lower decks or the frigid, unforgiving Atlantic itself. Chaos reigned on the Bismarck as she sank. Some Luftwaffe pilots, armed with military issue pistols, shot themselves in mid jump rather than face the icy waters below. Other soldiers saluted the flag and sang the national anthem before leaping from the hulking wreck.

    The Dorsetshire immediately approached to rescue the Germans who’d been lucky enough to survive the onslaught but were still left struggling in the water. The Dorsetshire steered for the thickest concentration of survivors and let fly with lifelines, docking ropes and nets.

    Then, in what many consider an unnecessary and uncaring act; action which German historians still vociferously condemn, the Dorsetshire began to pull away. Men screamed for one more chance at the lines. Sailors desperately scratched and clawed at the hull of their departing saviour. Nautical Disaster sums up the simple and inconsiderate manner in which the condemned were doomed for a second time: “and those left in the water/got kicked off our pantleg/and we headed for home.”

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    /End thread.

     
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    R.A's verse is the greatest verse of all time, don't @ me
     
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    I saw 4 responses and wondered if that was going to be the opening post


    Love tech

    Cant think of anything that comes close to that as far as shockers
     
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    Yeah the first time i heard it i was like damn...
     
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    While that is his most shocking I dont think its near his best work

    I wish he was known for how good he really is and not how fucked up that song is

    It is my opinion that he might be the best I have ever heard
     
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    Thats the great thing about music everyone has a different taste and there is a wide variety for everyone.
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    "It's a song for the water, because in music and art what I'm really interested in are the things that are overwhelming. The ocean seems to me to be nature's great overwhelmer. When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who've lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It's about water in all forms and all bodies. It's about a lot of things. She further stated that the song talked about "children who are swept out to sea, and their parents go in after them and try to rescue them"
     
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    Royce talks about his day December 29, 1997 when he had his first child, his grandmother died, and he had a show where he was first introduced to Eminem.
     
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