The Betrayal of Hasan

from by The May Day Orchestra

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Out into the blue
never to return
Out into the blue
A man at sea is an insect
An insect on a splinter
And that’s where I met my end
On the foreigner’s boat
With rats on the lines
Out into the blue never to return

He will not cooperate with those in control
and goes to file his complaint across the sea
the ship's captain takes a king's bribe
Hasan slipped his cable before he returned
A sailor sewed him up in the canvas
and out of the fog death appeared
out at sea

crimes at sea will go down like a sunken treasure
secrets that no one will tell
a murdered ghost will warn the son
one day they'll conspire against you as well
go out into the blue, out into the blue


from The Betrayal of Hasan 7", released April 2, 2013



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The May Day Orchestra was founded in 2008 by songwriter Tim Rakel and has had various line-ups throughout two albums and a single. The current line-up featuring drummer Mary DeLeonardis, bassist Jake DeLeonardis and guitarist Charlie Tabing is at work on a new record for a 2017 release. ... more

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