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March 4th 2008: Three Feet Off Gabriola riseandshine.tv/2008/03/04/three-feet-off-gabriola/

This haunting song comes from the spooky story of the bodyless feet being washed up off Gabriola Island, near Vancouver, Canada.

May we all be safe from such a terrible fate.

lyrics

(spoken)

Out in the dark, out in the water,
Out in the stinking sea
Out from the dark
Out from the water
Came three bodiless feet

(sung)

The first foot was found near Jedediah beach
A white running shoe near the trunk of a tree
He ran and ran to get away from the man
But he couldn't run fast enough for the sea

Oh, Gabriola
What secrets you hide
Left in the ocean, brought in by the tide
Oh Gabriola, Jedediah, Valdes,
There's only so much the green sea can erase
Oh, Gabriola

In Nanaimo, Vancouver's rusty town
No-hoper Angels they got the place locked down
Nobody can be certain if it ain't just that floatplane
that went down, down, down

Oh, Gabriola
What secrets you hide
Left in the ocean, brought in by the tide
Oh Gabriola, Jedediah, Valdes,
There's only so much the green sea can erase
Oh, Gabriola

Yellowed by time and water, like quartz,
Preserved by the rubber and plastic support
And nobody can guess where may lie those left feet
In the deep Strait of Georgia, encased in concrete?

Oh, Gabriola
What secrets you hide
What's left in the ocean, brought in by the tide
Oh Gabriola, Jedediah, Valdes,
There's only so much the green sea can erase
Oh, Gabriola
Oh, Gabriola
Oh, Gabriola

(vocoder)

white leather ...

credits

from Rise and Shine: Breakfast with Inspiration, track released March 20, 2009
Written and performed by Dean Whitbread. Thanks to Langley and Giannii for audio contributions, and to Randell "The" Fever for the story suggestion.

Produced by Dean Whitbread.

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