World Party - Ship of Fools Lyrics

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We're setting sail to the place on the map
From which no one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool
By the light of the crosses that burned
Drawn by the promise of the women and the lace
And the gold and the cotton and pearls
It's the place where they keep all the darkness you need
You sail away from the light of the world on this trip, baby
You will pay tomorrow
You're gonna pay tomorrow
You will pay tomorrow

Oh, oh, oh
Save me, save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools, no, no
Oh, save me, save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools, no, no
I want to run and hide right now

Avarice and greed are gonna drive you over the endless sea
They will leave you drifting in the shallows
Or drowning in the oceans of history
Traveling the world, you're in search of no good
But I'm sure you'll build your Sodom like you knew you would
Using all the good people for your galley slaves
As you're little boat struggles through the warning waves, but you don't pay

You will pay tomorrow
You're gonna pay tomorrow, yeah
You're gonna pay tomorrow

Save me, save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools, no, no, no
Save me, save me from tomorrow
I don't want to sail with this ship of fools
Where's it comin' from?
Oh, where's it goin' to?
It's just a, it's just a ship of fools

All abord now
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo...
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Private Revolution
  • 2 Making Love (To the World)
  • 3 Ship of Fools
  • 4 All Come True
  • 5 Dance of the Hoppy Lads
  • 6 It Can Be Beautiful (Sometimes)
  • 7 The Ballad of the Little Man
  • 8 Hawaiian Island World
  • 9 All I Really Want to Do
  • 10 World Party
  • 11 It’s All Mine


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Karl Edmond De Vere Wallinger
    album: Track 3 in album Private Revolution
    release date: 1986
    popularity : 240 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:30
    composer: Karl Wallinger
    lyricist: Karl Wallinger
    Album Information
    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 044114155218
    script: Latin