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Into the setting sun they sailed
As brave as brave can be
And across the world they went
In boats upon the sea
And with distant eyes they looked
But they never did see me
On this we all agree
On this we all agree

With a night light flashing by the sea
Sailors went there by twos and by threes
I am a captain and I can’t drown
Living neatly on white wave sound
On this we all agree

With a bright light arcing across the dark
Sailors went there steering by the stars
I’ll be a bad man but I won’t steal
No more than I can take away with me
On this we all agree

In the sunset water turning to sky
Sailors went there leaving by and by
I am a black knight but I am so good
Put all the pieces back wherever I should
On this we all agree

On the reef rock shellfish gather and die
Sailors went there telescopes to eyes
I am a wizard but I’m misunderstood
I’d like to be a pilot, oh really I would
On this we all agree

On the ocean sleeping in the wind
Sailors went there to forget their sins
I am a soul man and I can keep
The sounds of Heaven where the waters meet
On this we all agree

Words by Peter Greatorex. Copyright ℗ 1989 Pig Pen Music.

Lyrics by P. Greatorex.
Music by G. Davies/P. Greatorex/J. Willmot/R. Holloway/M. Greatorex/G. Barbe.

Copyright © 2015 Wud Records.
Copyright ℗ 1989 Pig Pen Music.

Sequenced at Silent Running Studios by George Davies and Jeff Willmot 1992.
Re-recorded, engineered, mixed and produced at Wud Records Studio One by George Davies 2015.


PJ Speed – vocals
Zak Black – guitars
Maxx Damage – bass

Fun Facts:

  • Ship to Shore was originally written and performed by Alien Heat.
  • Richard programmed the original keyboard sounds himself on a Yamaha DX7 and these are approximated on the studio synths.
  • We tend to feel that they did a reasonable job.
  • This song is in the key of Em and the tempo is mostly 125BPM.
  • The bassline is a mixture of Marc’s original Alien Heat part and what Jeff played in Dark Company’s second incarnation./li>
  • Ship to Shore contains a moment of ‘definitive cowbell’ before the final vocal section.
  • Ship to Shore was a favourite of Alien Heat and their fans.
  • All the guitar parts are played on the Ice Maiden.
  • The intro is mostly Em9 and Bm11.
  • The verses are Em and Bm, and at the end they go to G, F#m11 and Bm11.
  • The keyboard solo is based around a G, F#m, Bm riff.
  • Before the keyboard solo and at the end of the song there is a section that goes G, F#, F, Em7, Cm7, Em7, Cm7.
  • In Alien Heat, the song usually began with the cry: “Cue The Noise!” as Richard started the number with a huge sound that he created himself on the DX7.
  • There were many great moments of inspiration from all five band members of Alien Heat that led to this song being the way it was.
  • Jeff added his considerable talent to the arrangement of the Dark Company version.