16 Fathoms

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Written by Sting, Orville Burrell, Martin Kierszenbaum

Lyrics

STING
16 fathoms down,
Where my ship is bound,
Another drop in the ocean,
16 fathoms down.

She said, “Sailor man, believe me,
I stand on solid ground.
You say your plan is to leave me,
And sail out from this town.

You know prophecy runs in my family,
I know where your ship is bound.
One day you’re going to find yourself,
16 fathoms down.”

16 fathoms down,
Where my soul is bound,
Another drop in the ocean,
16 fathoms down.

I didn’t pay no mind to her,
I just turned around,
My ship lies out in the harbor,
I sail out from this town.

My thoughts become uneasy,
Her words keep turning ‘round,
I pray that I won’t find myself,
16 fathoms down.

16 fathoms down,
Where my soul is bound,
Another drop in the ocean,
16 fathoms down.

SHAGGY
Girl, it nuh matter weh yuh do and it nuh matter weh say,
Yuh try break mi but it nuh work today,
It nuh matter weh u do and it nuh matter weh yuh say,
Mi wear di crown and yuh caan teck it weh.
Yuh think mi was a loser but mi tell yuh say wrong,
A nuff woman a road dem waan mi fi be dem man,
Positivity surround mi,
Mi nuh waan nutten negative round mi.

STING
A storm will rage inside me,
As I sail out on the sound,
I pray to God this darkness pass,
I pray that I won’t drown.

Now the sails are blown to bloody rags,
The mizzen mast come down,
The prophecy has doomed me,
16 fathoms down.

Of course, God come to find me,
In the place where the ship went down.
The prophecy will bind me,
And that’s where I’ll be drowned.

16 fathoms down,
Where my ship is bound,
Another drop in the ocean,
16 fathoms down.

SHAGGY
Girl, it nuh matter weh yuh do and it nuh matter weh say,
Yuh try break mi but it nauh work today,
It nuh matter weh u do and it nuh matter weh yuh say,
Mi wear di crown and yuh caan teck it weh.
Yuh think mi was loser but mi tell yuh say wrong,
A nuff woman a road dem waan mi fi be dem man,
Positivity surround mi,

STING
16 fathoms down.

Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum
Written by Sting, Orville Burrell, Martin Kierszenbaum
Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Marimba, Percussion: Martin Kierszenbaum
Mixed by Robert Orton (www.hitmixer.com)
Recorded at Cherrytree Recording Studios (Los Angeles, CA) and Sear Sound Studios

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