Tales of Brave Ulysses
Cream Lyrics


You thought the leaden winter
Would bring you down forever
But you rode upon a steamer
To the violence of the sun

And the colors of the sea
Blind your eyes with trembling mermaids
And you touch the distant beaches
With tales of brave Ulysses
How his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing
For the sparkling waves are calling you
To touch their white laced lips

And you see a girl?s brown body
Dancing through the turquoise
And her footprints make you follow
Where the sky loves the sea

And when your fingers find her
She drowns you in her body
Carving deep blue ripples
In the tissues of your mind

The tiny purple fishes
Run laughing through your fingers
And you want to take her with you
To the hard land of the winter

Her name is Aphrodite
And she rides a crimson shell
You know you cannot leave her
For you touched the distant sands

With tales of brave Ulysses
How his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing
Yeah

The tiny purple fishes
Run laughing through your fingers
You want to take her with you
To the hard land of the winter

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Written by: ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON, MARTIN SHARP

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John Connard

You thought the leaden winter
Would bring you down forever,
But you rode upon a steamer
To the violence of the sun.

And the colours of the sea
Bind your eyes with trembling mermaids,
And you touch the distant beaches
With tales of brave Ulysses,
How his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing,
For the sparkling waves are calling
You to kiss their white laced lips.

And you see a girl's brown body
Dancing through the turquoise,
And her footprints make you follow
Where the sky loves the sea.
And when your fingers find her,
He drowns you in her body,
Carving deep blue ripples
In the tissues of your mind.

The tiny purple fishes
Run laughing through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you
To the hard land of the winter.

Her name is Aphrodite
And she rides a crimson shell,
And you know you cannot leave her
For you touched the distant sands
With tales of brave Ulysses,
How his naked ears were tortured
By the sirens sweetly singing.

The tiny purple fishes
Run lauging through your fingers,
And you want to take her with you
To the hard land of the winter.



All comments from YouTube:

Gustavo De la Camara Montes

For me, the best song of Cream. I'm sorry for Sunshine of your Love. Tales of Brave Ulysses is the perfect combination between great music, and Deep psychedelic poetry.

J C

White room???????

ClamChowder5635

I could agree

Jerry Eyler

You’re right Gus!! By far their Best!!

Ionize M

Such a groovy tune. Probably my favorite from Cream also

Adam

Sunshine of your love doesn't hold a candle to this song. It's a masterpiece. Done in the way they wanted to do it, sunshine of your love was made to be more mainstream I think.

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Valteim

Such an underrated song. What a great band!

King Boagart

Who underrated it?

James Badham

When I was about 13, long before I even knew about psychedelics, much less tried them, my sister had a cheap Sears "stereo." The second speaker was attached to the turntable unit by a hinge. You lifted it out of the hinge and could place it three feet from the unit, which had the other speaker. This was the first record I ever listened to over and over, reading the lyrics on the back of the sleeve. I didn't know what they were talking about, but the music was great, the album art was fantastic, and the words had my young, drug-free mind reeling. I knew something was up; just had no real idea what it was. It is still fantastically evocative music.

Peter Pagliaro

We also had a Sears stereo ;or at least that's where we bought it. (can't recall the appliance brand).If this album came out in 68, it would have made me 9.

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