A few years back I saw this woman at Lilith fair. She is not “popular” but i think she is pretty good. I really vibed with this song back then and it is really interesting to think back on WHY. I am so farremoved from that situation now.

I was going through a drawer in my closet this afternoon and came across the CD.


Sinead Lohan: No Mermaid


We went down to the edge of the water
You were afraid to go in
You said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
And I said i’m only going for a swim

I was swimming around in a circle
I wasn’t always in view
You said we might get into red flag danger
And I am alone when i’m not with you

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman’s slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We were swinging from the centre of the ceiling
You were afraid to give in
I said I know i’ll always live for this feeling
And you closed your eyes you said never again

We were dancing in the middle of the desert
You said we’ll burn under the hot sun
I said i’d rather be the colour of pleasure
Than watch like you from under the thumb

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman’s slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the waves

We went down to the edge of the water
You were afraid to go in
You said there might be sharks out there in the ocean
And I said i’m only going for a swim

I was living around in a circle
I wasn’t always in view
You said we might get into red flag danger
And I am alone when i’m not with you

But I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
And I am no fisherman’s slave
I am no mermaid
I am no mermaid
I keep my head above the wave

2 Comments on In Need of Something Old…yet new

  1. Neat song. 🙂 I can see still how it could have fit you so well then. It fitted me too, but I never heard it then. *smile*

    • B.E.M. says:

      ha ha ha you funny.

      Yah. I was in a relationship where he was negative about everything…always afraid…and not a risk atker. I, however am a risk taker, an optimist and fearless!

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