Don't Pay the Ferryman
Don't Pay the Ferryman

Chris de Burgh - Don't Pay the Ferryman Lyrics

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Jul 27, 2004
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Don't Pay the Ferryman Lyrics

It was late at night on the open road
Speeding like a man on the run
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey
He is closer now and the search is on
Reading from a map in the mind
Yes, there's the ragged hill
And there's the boat on the river

And when the rain came down
He heard a wild dog howl
There were voices in the night (don't do it)
Voices out of sight (don't do it)
Too many men have failed before
Whatever you do

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side

In the rolling mist, then he gets on board
Now there'll be no turning back
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder
And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared
And people calling out his name (name, name, name)
And dancing bones that jabbered and a moaned on the water

And then the ferryman said
There is trouble ahead
So you must pay me now (don't do it)
You must pay me now (don't do it)
And still that voice came from beyond
Whatever you do

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side

Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side

Don't pay the ferryman

Writer(s): Chris De Burgh
Copyright(s): Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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What is the Meaning of Don't Pay the Ferryman?

I believe it's the trip across the River Sticks to death.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is the artist of the song 'Don't Pay the Ferryman'?

    'Don't Pay the Ferryman' is performed by Chris de Burgh, an Irish singer-songwriter known for his narrative-driven ballads and distinctive voice.

  2. When was 'Don't Pay the Ferryman' released?

    The song 'Don't Pay the Ferryman' was released in September 1982 as part of Chris de Burgh's album titled The Getaway.

  3. What is a notable feature in the bridge of 'Don't Pay the Ferryman'?

    In the bridge of 'Don't Pay the Ferryman', lines from Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' are spoken very low by British actor Anthony Head. Specifically, these lines are from Act 5, Scene 1, lines 230-237. This element adds a dramatic and literary depth to the song.

  4. Is there any mythological reference in 'Don't Pay the Ferryman'?

    'Don’t Pay the Ferryman' references Greek mythology through its depiction of a ferryman demanding payment to cross a river, similar to Charon who ferried souls across the River Styx. In mythology, those who couldn’t pay were left as restless spirits, which parallels themes in this song.

  5. Why might someone choose not to pay the ferryman until reaching their destination?

    'Don’t Pay the Ferryman' suggests caution against paying before completion of one’s journey as a metaphor for not committing resources or trust prematurely. It serves as advice to ensure that promises are fulfilled before any form of compensation is provided, emphasizing caution and prudence in dealings.

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