The Whaler's Dues Song Lyrics

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Money speaks. Soft hearts lose.
The truth only whispers.
It's the whaler's dues.
I've been running on diesel.
Been running on coal.
Running on borrowed time,
If truth's to be told.
Two whales in the ocean,
Cruising the night
Search for each other
Before we turn out their light.

Been accused of deep murder
On the North Atlantic swell,
But I have three hungry children

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Kissing Willie
  • 2 The Rattlesnake Trail
  • 3 Ears of Tin
  • 4 Undressed to Kill
  • 5 Rock Island
  • 6 Heavy Water
  • 7 Another Christmas Song
  • 8 The Whaler's Dues
  • 9 Big Riff and Mando
  • 10 Strange Avenues


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 8 in album Rock Island
    release date: 1989-8-21
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Classic Rock/Blues Rock
    length: 7:53

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin