Don Gibson - SEA OF HEARTBREAK

First performance: 15/04/2010


Coverinfo

2010-04-15 - PAGE AUDITORIUM, DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NC (Rosanne Cash)
 
Bruce joins Rosanne Cash on stage. “Sea Of Heartbreak” is from Cash’s album The List and features Bruce on vocals. Rosanne Cash recorded the song and released it on her 2009 album The List. Her recording features Bruce Springsteen backing her on the verses and singing lead at the short bridge. The List was officially released on 06 Oct 2009 (U.S. release date), but Sea of heartbreak was first released as a download-only digital single on 25 Aug 2009.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Sea of Heartbreak" is a song written by Paul Hampton and Hal David and recorded by Don Gibson in 1961. The song has been covered by a number of artists, perhaps most famously by Johnny Cash. Cash's daughter, Rosanne Cash, covered the song in 2009 as a duet with Bruce Springsteen on her album, The List. When she was 18, Johnny Cash gave his daughter Rosanne a list of 100 essential country songs in an effort to expand her knowledge of country music. On the album, Rosanne re-interprets 12 of the songs from the list through her own perspective on country music, her father, and her life in New York City instead of Nashville.
 
 
 

Other cover versions


Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

The lights in the harbor
Don't shine for me
I'm like a lost ship
Adrift on the sea

Sea of heartbreak, lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
I wish you were mine again, my dear
I am on the sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
(Sea of heartbreak)
(Heartbreak)

How did I lose you?
Oh, where did I fail?
Why did you leave me
Always to sail

This sea of heartbreak, lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
How I wish you were mine again, my dear
I am on the sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
(Sea of heartbreak, ah)

Oh, what I'd give to sail back to shore
Back to your arms once more

Oh, come to my rescue
Come here to me
Take me and keep me
Away from the sea

Yes, this sea of heartbreak, lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
How I wish you were mine again, my dear
I'm on the sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
(Sea of heartbreak, ah)
It's a sea of heartbreak
(Sea of heartbreak, ah)