Hurrah, I awake from yesterday
Alive, but the war is here to stay
So my love Catherina and me
Decide to take our last walk
Through the noise to the sea
Not to die, but to be re-born
Away from a life so battered and torn

Oh say, can you see it's really such a mess
Every inch of earth is a fighting nest
Giant pencil and lip-stick tube shaped things
Continue to rain and cause screaming pain
And the Arctic stains
From silver blue to bloody red
As our feet find the sand
And the sea is strait ahead
Strait ahead...

Well, it's too bad that our friends 
Can't be with us today
Well, that's too bad
"The machine that we built 
Would never save us"
That's what they say
(That's why they ain't coming with us today)
And they also said
"It's impossible for man
To live and breath underwater
Forever" was their main complaint
And they also threw this in my face
They said
Anyway, you know good well
It would be beyond the will of God
And the grace of the King

So my darling and I
Make love in the sand
To salute the last moment 
Ever on dry land
Our machine has done its work
Played its part well
Without a scratch on our bodies
And we bid it farewell

Starfish and giant foams
Greet us with a smile
Before our heads go under
We take a last look
At the killing noise 
Of the out of style
The out of style...

1983... A Mermaid I should turn to be, Jimi Hendrix