Flood I

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Floodland - Album Cover(Front)
The Sisters of Mercy - Flood I (rare complete version)

Flood I was released in November 1987 on the A-Side of The Sisters of Mercy's second album Floodland. On the B-Side of that album another song follows, titled Flood II.

Recently, an uncut version has surfaced including the full intro and the full outro of the track, which both are usually cross faded by the surrounding tracks. Thanks to Heartland Forum member spiggymr7, you can listen to it here on the right side.

Flood I was first played live during the Sisters To The Planet Edge Tour 1999 and remained a returning part of The Sisters setlist ever since, see the videos here below on the right side.



Lyrics

And her hallway

Moves
The Sisters of Mercy - Flood I   (Live 2006)

Like the ocean
Moves

At the head of the river
At the source of the sea

Sitting here now in this bar for hours
Trying to write it down
Fitting in hard with harder to come
Trying to fight it
Down the river there's a ship will carry you
Down river down stream
Down the river there's a ship will carry the
Dream
Dream of the flood
Down the river there's a ship will carry the
Dream of the flood

And her hallway...
The Sisters of Mercy - Still / Flood I (Suikerrock2008)

As the water come rushing over
As the water come rushing in
As the water come rushing over
Flood...Flood...

Push the glass, stain the glass
Push the writer to the wall
It may come but it will pass
Some say we will fall
Dream of the flood...
Flood...

And her hallway...
Oh, maybe, in terms of surrender,
On a backcloth of lashes and eyes
In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth
And ashes and ashes and ashes and ashes
And ashes and ashes and lies...

And her hallway...
The Sisters of Mercy - Kiss The Carpet / Flood I / Marian   (2011)

Like...
As the water come rushing in
As the water come rushing over

Sitting here now in this bar for hours
While these strange men rent strange flowers
I'll be picking up your petals in another few hours
In the metal and blood, in the scent and mascara
On a backcloth of lashes and stars
In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth
And ashes and ashes and secondhand passion
And stolen guitars

And her hallway...
As the water come rushing in
(Like the sea)
As the water come rushing over
(Dream of the flood)
In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth
And ashes and ashes
And ashes and ashes
And ashes and ashes
And ashes and ashes and lies...

As the water come rushing in, rushing in

At the head of the river
At the source of the sea

And her hallway...
Like...

Flood...




Words & Music: Andrew Eldritch
Lyrics and music are property and copyright of their respective rights holders and provided only for study purposes.

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Analysis

Some basic analysis has been done at 1959 and all that ...

See also the following threads in the Heartland Forums' Lyrics Section: