The Last Leviathan
The Fisherman's Friends Lyrics


Last night I heard the cry, of my last companion
Then came a blast from a harpoon gun
And I swam alone
I reflected on days gone by, when we were thousands
Now I know I soon must die
The last leviathan

My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

This morning the sun did rise, in a crimson north sky
The ice was the colour of blood and I heard the wind sigh
I rose up to take a breath, it was my last one
From a gun came the roar of death and now I'm undone

My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

And now that we all are gone, there will be no more hunting
The big fellow is no more and there's no use lamenting
What race will be next in line, all for the slaughter
The elephant or the seal or your sons or daughters?

My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

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bonnie masters

I still can't hear this song properly as it's so beautiful and his voice was so pure. such a shame we will never hear him sing it in person again. he was my cousin and we miss him so much.

Daníel G.

Last night I heard the cry, of my last companion
Then came a blast from a harpoon gun
And I swam alone
I reflected on days gone by, when we were thousands
Now I know I soon must die
The last leviathan
My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying
This morning the sun did rise, in a crimson north sky
The ice was the colour of blood and I heard the wind sigh
I rose up to take a breath, it was my last one
From a gun came the roar of death and now I'm undone
My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying
And now that we all are gone, there will be no more hunting
The big fellow is no more and there's no use lamenting
What race will be next in line, all for the slaughter
The elephant or the seal or your sons or daughters?
My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been ripped and I am crying
As the beauty around me fails and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying

Penny Sargent

Just so sad and beautiful

N Legg

Should be the anthem for Greenpeace! Very evocative piece from a superb group.

DarkeningStorms

Such a gorgeous song by such an amazing man... Everyday, I wake up, and see their book with Toastie right in the centre. I turn my iPod on, I hear his voice... It's horrific that such a lovely person should have had his life ripped away by a failure of health and safety. God bless both him and Paul, </3

Daniel annett

i had the honor of listening to this song in port issac by the boys there was at least 2000 people there and the whole harbour was silent with just the sound of the waves in the background it was just amazing to hear

Alcalaina

It doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere, but this great song was written by Andy Barnes in 1983.

Mal Hatwell

Beautiful lament performed by a brilliant group ...

Wendy Coulton

Evocative and poignant. A moving vocal tribute to a great talent and friend.

MrCornish1973

Goosebumps

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