06 – Neptune City

Neptune City

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Song Details

Album: The Mesmers
Date Released: 12-27-05
Written by: Fitz/Ridgeway & Arthur Gilbert
Recorded at: Gimlet Studio
Produced by: Fitz/Ridgeway
Mixed by: Bruce Miller
Time: 2:53
Tempo: 134bpm

Lyrics

Rundown streets, seaside bars
Mermaids stacked in glassy jars
Dark arcades where dealers sleep
Calling out with dreams they keep

Out on boardwalks lovers creep

Over rickety piers, water so deep
Thru museums filled with wax
Sinister figures never relax

GIVE ME A RIDE TO NEPTUNE CITY
WHERE LIFE’S ELECTRIC AND PEOPLE PRETTY
NEPTUNE CITY WHERE SHADOWS CALL
JUST CAN’T SEEM TO FIND MY WAY AT ALL

Beneath the waves, sirens sing
Beautiful songs, beautiful dreams
A sailor that drowns in their embrace
Dies with a smile on his scruffy face

CHORUS: REPEAT

(bridge)

Thanks for stopping, I could use the ride
I’ve been trapped in the strangest tide

The closer I get to being free
The further I’m drawn
The further I’m drawn… out to the sea

Out to the sea
Out to the sea
Out to the sea

Out to the sea…

Notes

This lyrics for this song were originally provided by Arthur Gilbert and then later reworked to fit the melody. Here is the original version:

Along the coast the mermaids
Are stacked inside glass jars

That they display on counter tops
In rundown seaside bars

Where you can stare at them for hours
Until you’re seeing stars
In the end your as close to them
As the Earth is to Mars

CAN YOU GIVE ME A RIDE
TO NEPTUNE CITY

WHERE THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY
IN NEPTUNE CITY

The preying mantis eats it mate
But its just having fun
In the arcade the ladies lie
Like reptiles in the sun

Casanova longs to touch them

In oceanic dreams
While in the world of flesh and bone
Nothing is as it seems

CHORUS: REPEAT

Beneath the swamp lovely sirens sing
Songs no human can deny
Sailors submerged in their embrace
Have come to see them die

Harlequin pulls the curtain shut
That hides the made machines
Concealing reality
That’s bursting from the seams

Show me the way to Neptune City
Beneath the waves of Neptune City

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