In 1971 an iron ship came.
A boat from abroad, they aren’t Tao people.
what is this ship, what does it bring along?
it’s construction design is long and stretched
it can’t surpass … it can’t go fast
it can’t pass the island, where we are.
the boat gets close to the five cave coast
where the ghosts stay around, in their dark compound.
the ship gets cracked, it is drifting uncontrolled
it is drifting, it is hit, it is cracked … no control
the ocean’s state … it is drifting, it is cracked,
they cannot steer, they cannot get control
they cannot drive this broken boat
it is shaking left and right … shaken in the oceans throat
the crew drives the boat …in the most scary way
they drive this boat … they are looking up to the sky
they call the sky … what is hidden in the sky?
oh hidden in the sky … what is hidden in the sky?
the captain from abroad … lets the anchor drops ashore,
tons of fuel spill, tons of fuel leak.
fuel covers the coast with its poisonous load.
big fish they're gonna die... small fish they're gonna die.
the oil is spreading, what a dirty cry!
the waves rock the boat so steep, it falls apart.
they devour the boat, it breaks it into parts,
scattered into pieces … broken into metal parts
the metal sinks on the oceans ground.
they corals get harmed in their area's wound.
this affects our lives from age to age
drifting counter current and big waves, too.
the years go by and nature gives a sigh
the metal pieces lie on the ocean's floor.
we collect the rests of the broken ship,
the metal can be used by the skilful smith.
this affects our lives from age to age,
what was this ship, what did it bring along?