Tales of Brave Ulysses Lyrics

Cream


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Eric Patrick Clapton, Martin Sharp
album: Track 6 in album Disraeli Gears
release date: 1967-11-2
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genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:50
producer: Felix Pappalardi
performer: Cream
recorded by: Tom Dowd
lyricist: Martin Sharp
composer: Eric Clapton

Cover Art

Cream Disraeli Gears cover art
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You thought the leaden winter would bring you down foever,
But you rode upon a steamer to the violence of the sun.

And the colors of the sea blind your eyes with trembling mermaids,
And you touch the distant beaches with tales of brave Ulysses:
How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing,
For the sparkling waves are calling you to kiss their white-lace lips.

And you see a girl's brown body dancing through the turquoise,
And her footprints make you follow where the sky loves the sea.
And when your fingers find her, she drowns you in her body,
Carving deep blue ripples in the tissues of your mind.

The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.

Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell,
And you know you cannot leave her for you touched the distant sands
With the tales of brave Ulysses: how his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing.

The tiny purple fishes run laughing through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you to the hard land of the winter.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Strange Brew
  • 2 Sunshine of Your Love
  • 3 World of Pain
  • 4 Dance the Night Away
  • 5 Blue Condition
  • 6 Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • 7 SWLABR
  • 8 We’re Going Wrong
  • 9 Outside Woman Blues
  • 10 Take It Back
  • 11 Mother’s Lament