The Ark Lyrics - Gerry Rafferty

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See the dark night has come down on us
The world is livin’ in its dream
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

The time has come to trust that guiding light
And leavin’ all the rest behind
We’ll take the road that leads down to the waterside
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we’ll sail out on the water
Yes we’ll feel the sea roll
Yes we’ll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers I know.

If you travel blindly, if you fall
The truth is there to set you free
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And when your heart can see just one thing in this life
We’ll set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we’ll sail out on the water
Yes we’ll feel the sea roll
Yes we’ll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers I know.

See the dark night has come down on us
The world is livin’ in its dream
But now we know that we can wake up from this sleep
And set out on the journey
Find a ship to take us on the way.

And we’ll sail out on the water
Yes we’ll feel the sea roll
Yes we’ll meet out on the water
Where are all strangers I know.



Intro: The Bushwhackers
Drums: Henry Spinetti
Bass Guitar: Gary Taylor
Piano: Tommy Eyre
Acoustic Guitar: Gerry Rafferty
Electric Guitars: Jerry Donahue
Tambourine: Glen Le Fleur
Fiddles/Mandolin: Graham Preskett
Lead Vocals: Gerry Rafferty
Backing Vocals: Gerry Rafferty / Barbara Dickson






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Home | Reviewer: Bee | 1/7/14

I've been listening to Gerry Rafferty since Baker Street almost 40 years ago! His voice ironically brings me home every time, even when the lyrics are taking us away somewhere ....

Telling my life with his song | Reviewer: Jim Placzek | 12/7/12

In 1966 I walked down to the harbour in Montreal and found four ships ready to sail and needing crew. I wanted to go to Europe, but none were going there, so I took a Danish ship to Australia. Spent eight years in Asia and made a career of studying Southeast Asia. I want this song sung at my funeral.

My first impressions of "The Ark" | Reviewer: Pallando | 11/27/11

I bought the City to City album in high school not long after reading "Lord of the Rings". The lyrics of "The Ark" always hearken me back to the final scene in the trilogy when Frodo boards Cirdan's ship and sails toward Valinor. He eventually hears "a sweet singing running in his mind; a song that seemed to come like a pale light behind a grey rain-curtain, and growing stronger to turn the veil all to glass and silver, until at last it was rolled back, and a far green country opened before him under a swift sunrise." That evocative image remains with me to this day whenever I listen to this wonderful song.

a rare, perfect thing | Reviewer: Powerglide | 10/30/09

'The Ark' is essence of Gerry Rafferty, and it strikes a deep chord with me; learning only recently of Gerry's decline, 'The Ark' seems apochryphal. I love the arrangement, and remain a little curious about the intro 'by the Bushwhackers' - is this the Australian country/folk band? If so, how did this come about? Regardless, the result is a rare, perfect piece of music.



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