Chris de Burgh Don't Pay the Ferryman cover

Don't Pay the Ferryman
by Chris de Burgh
Lyrics and Meaning


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Released
Apr 11, 1985
Genre
Rock
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Don't Pay the Ferryman Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
It was late at night on the open road
Speeding like a man on the run
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side
Verse 4
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
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
Verse 5
Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side
Verse 6
Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side
Verse 7
Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side
Verse 8
Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side
Verse 9
Don't pay the ferryman

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