Robert Plant — Ship of Fools
Album: Now and Zen
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Released: 1988
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 8232
On waves of love my heart is breaking
And stranger still my self-control I can't rely on anymore.
New tide, surprise my world is changing.
Within this frame an ocean swells
Behind the smile I know it well.

Beneath a lover's moon I'm waiting
I am the pilot of the storm
Adrift in pleasure I may drown.
I built this ship; it is my making
And further more my self-control I can't rely on anymore.

I know why
I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools

Turn this boat around,
Back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no

Who claims that no man is an island?
While I land up in jeopardy
More distant from you by degrees
I walk this shore in isolation
And at my feet eternity
Draws ever-sweeter plans for me

I know why
I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools

Turn this boat around,
Back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no ship of fools

Turn this boat around,
Back to my loving ground
Oh no.

Crazy on a ship of fools
Oh, crazy on a ship of fools

Turn this boat around,
Back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no ship of fools
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Oh my goodness. How can this be 30 years old?! I remember when it came out and although I liked it, I deeply missed the days of Led Zeppelin. Now I miss the days when this came out. Funny how nostalgia works.
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As much as I love Plant and his work with LZ I have to say this song is great...except for his voice.  It really just doesn't work with this tempo.  His voice was meant to be belted in front of a big driving rock beat...this gentle, melancholy stuff just doesn't work with his tone.  I think Sting would have been ideally suited for this one.  Still a likable song, just wish someone else were singing it  {#Confused}  
7 -> 8 on the strength of the guitar artistry
I am tired to set ratings for songs sent by Radio Paradise!
Because everything it plays is perfect {#Frown}
Nice!
Magic guitar! {#Bananajam}8.
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per the usual, I've been listening all morning.  But I have to note that I'm sensing a trend in the playlist today.  This song makes me want to comment on it.  thank you for helping through the day today RP.
On this November morning, this song carries more weight than usual.
I haven't heard this in too long. It is a beautifully done piece. Thanks for playing.
This and Principle of Moments were excellent records! Robert made a very nice transition of sound coming from Zepplin. He always seems to evolve over time...amazing really.
 jameyp wrote:
I bought this on 45 when I was in grade school.  So happy to hear it again on RP!  Great song :)

 
My god, I didn't realize that 45s were still being made in 1988.
 leafmold wrote:
Is that Mark Knopfler on guitar?  Sure sounds like his influence, anyway.

 
Mostly likely Doug Boyle.
Is that Mark Knopfler on guitar?  Sure sounds like his influence, anyway.
I bought this on 45 when I was in grade school.  So happy to hear it again on RP!  Great song :)
...*wow*!..

...bill, that was a stunning transition from crown of creation, well-played!..
Yea, this is a very underrated album to be sure.
I remember when this CD first came out.  It was in the days of the rise of the CD (which was rapidly obliterating vinyl and cassettes) and it was one of the first disks I bought after I got a player and nice stereo system of my own.  Man this disk was magic.  The clean airy sound just... well, it just showcased why the CD was taking over.  Silent spots were dead silent and every little nuance could be heard.  I would almost equate it to movies that are made with 3D in mind - only without letting that aspect over power what was just an incredibly well crafted work. Man I loved this disk - and still do :)

AmbientAmber wrote:
Stunning song. Technically, and in every other way. 
 


Stunning song. Technically, and in every other way.