Gregory Peck (Radio Edit)

by The Tracy Boys

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The B-side to Marylebone. This narrative lyric is set in the Indian Ocean just after World War II - the story of a merchant freighter which is sunk by an errant officer who deserts his watch to pick up the naval wife who has joined the ship. A funky groove melds with 40s dance-hall overtones, and haunting vocals that hang in the air like a sea mist... Read More at

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Last sight of Sumatra
Ragged steamer running heavy on the leg
First night out of harbour
Eight bells and a champagne bar is set
His suit's black as java
Pink feathers and a pearl around her neck
She swings with Sinatra
And he smiles...

Bright moon on the water
Light gown that she found in old Quebec
Sips Syrah he poured her
Now they're wound like chain
on the weatherdeck
She's a spark in the tinder
He's powder in the keg
She danced
Like De Carlo
And he smiles...
Like Gregory Peck

White foam off the larbord
Jagged reef splits the waves in silhouette
Helm down, hard to starboard
One breach and the iron queen's in check
Deep calls to the deepest
Your sons must come and pay respect
She clings like Dietrich
And he smiles...
Like Gregory Peck

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released February 4, 2013
Written and Produced by The Tracy Boys, Jon & Mik Tracy



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The Tracy Boys Bath, UK

Award-winning English Intellipop Artists Jon and Mik Tracy blend music, writing, illustration and animation - creating razor- sharp hooks, catchy melodies and über-enticing dance grooves mixed together with intriguing characters and compelling stories... ... more

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