"Buried Treasure" by R&F Newman (BMI)

 

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Chorus:
Shipwrecked fools know no school
Play their games outside of rules
Swashbuckling sailors saving their crews
Mates risk their necks to salvage shipwrecks


Lyrics:
BURIED TREASURE ©1995 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)
What is your buried treasure
Where do you keep it hid
How will I ever find it
Would I recognize it if I did

Treasure seekers plundering gold
Spanish galleons - as the days unfold
Is it treasure or pleasure - your search combines
A lifetime spent hoping to find the meanings in time

Shipwrecked fools know no school
Play their games outside of rules
Swashbuckling sailors saving their crews
Mates risk their necks to salvage shipwrecks

And where's the fine carved lady
Named for the captain's niece
Eyes haunting Neptune's daughter
She lies rotting in the deep

History's forgotten the mates and their mates
No names, no faces, no relevant dates
Deep down inside you, you know you were there
Following your captain in a deep drowned despair.

Shipwrecked fools ...
And who's the family that can guess their fate
Encrusted in this coral reef with their pieces of eight

He called for more sail - As they lowered the boom
A crack in the mast chartered your doom
How many lives later, you find that you've found
A link with the water - the circle has come round

Sink or swim - raptures untold
Sink or swim - ships rusted and rolled
Sink or swim -
Drowned drowned, trapped down below.


Shipwrecked fools ...

The compass and the sextant
Have turned a turquoise green
Star course set by the navigator
A cruel jest or just a dream
Shipwrecked fools ...
What is your buried treasure ...


Genre: rock, pop, electric folk, alternative, ac (adult contemporary), modern sea shanty

Mood: very rhythmic take on a modern sea shanty  - with a slight melancholy undertone

About the Song:
Finding the connection between modern sailors searching for sunken treasure and the original crews who went down with their ship. What is the power that draws one to go to sea. - its vastness, perils, hopes, loneliness ....
Suggestive of reincarnation and finishing of old business.

Title: Buried Treasure
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording:
Title: Buried Treasure
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Heavy Construction"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Patrick Lavery (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review quotes: Music Street - "Buried Treasure:A slower cut, this one has a rather Celtic approach at times, though it is far more pop rock overall."
Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase:
These 3 stores are just a few places you can buy the tracks digitally

Buy the entire Heavy Construction CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: pirate motif, nautical, sea sunken buried treasure shipwreck chanty - We could imagine this being performed by electric folk bands such as Steeleye Span, Richard Thompson, or Fairport Convention

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The Trollskogen Shipwreck photo was posted by Dammnap. The figurehead is from an old postcard showing The Wreck of the Derry Castle - with the figurehead sitting on the beach as a shrine.