a man tries to escape his relationship by getting enrolled in the merchant navy. He is then afflicted by seasickness, the fear of pirates and realizes maybe his relationship wasn’t so bad after all

Song/Titre: Marine Marchande
Artist/Artiste: Les Cowboys Fringants
Album: Octobre

This song is a modern satire of how a man tries to escape his relationship by getting enrolled in the merchant navy. He is then afflicted by seasickness, the fear of pirates and realizes maybe his relationship wasn’t so bad after all. When I was studying music in college, I was known as the annoying person who could play anything. When this song came out, people started to call me by its name because of my last name and my family’s history in the maritime industry. The graduating class chose to perform it in their final show and they called me to play in it, they just had to. I played banjo. It still is one of my favorite music memories.

 

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