Down with the Ship

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"Down with the Ship"
Down with the Ship cover
Song by Todd Rundgren and Rivers Cuomo
Album Space Force
Length 2:56
Label Cleopatra Records
Writer(s) Todd Rundgren, Rivers Cuomo
Status officially released

"Down with the Ship" is a single by Todd Rundgren and Rivers Cuomo for Rundgren's 2021 album, Space Force.

Overview

Rundgren told ABC Radio in 2019 that he was collaborating with several artists for his next album, including Rivers Cuomo.[1] The song was released on Spotify on October 9, 2020. In a press-release for the song, Rundgren stated "It’s just a little parable about what happens when you align yourself with a treacherous leader."

The track samples the song “Dick Tracy” by Jamaican ska band the Skatalites[2].

Music video

The music video was released on October 14, created by Kwiver Kid Animation and produced by Rundgren.

Lyrics

We're going down with the ship
We're going down, down, down, down with the ship
It's all for one and one for all, yeah
We're going down with the ship

On the Indian Ocean we de pirate crew
We be twenty-seven days out of Mogadishu
Now there's something gone wrong, we got red skies at dawn
Can't find the captain and the lifeboat's gone

We're going down with the ship
We're going down, down, down, down with the ship
It's all for one and one for all, yeah
We're going down with the ship

Here we come, Davy Jones, here we come
Here we come, Davy Jones (Look out below!)
Here we come, Davy Jones, here we come
Here we come, Davy Jones (Look out below!)

Now the sea is rocking like an angry bitch
We be leaking like a sieve and we run out of pitch
Now we pray to the Lord. How we stay afloat
With a three-meter hole in the bottom of the boat?

We're going down with the ship
We're going down, down, down, down with the ship
It's all for one and one for all, yeah
We're going down with the ship (Look out below!)

See also