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If I Were Captain of the Pirates
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My latest in a series of pirate-themed songs. I was thinking about what I'd like to do to the oil industry's executive officers and larger stockholders.
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david rovics
david rovics all rights reserved 2010
July 10, 2010
MP3 2.5 MB
160 kbps bitrate
2:12 minutes
Story behind the song
My latest in a series of pirate-themed songs. I was thinking about what I'd like to do to the oil industry's executive officers and larger stockholders, but the song was getting altogether too violent and so I turned it into a pirate song, making it much more palatable and even child-friendly!
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If I Were Captain of the Pirates We'd spot an island where we could hide Find some caves in the Caribbean where we could meet inside We'd gather up our forces, draw maps in the sand And when we were good and ready we'd set sail for the mainland Given my druthers that's what we would do If I were captain of the pirates and you were my gallant crew We'd disguise ourselves as fishermen, which would more or less be so But this time we'd be setting out to catch a CEO We'd set our course for Texas and this lovely pirate horde Would storm the ivory tower and the meeting of the board We'd take everybody hostage, that's what we would do If I were captain of the pirates and you were my gallant crew If the suits complained we'd ignore their every plea We'd set sail for their oil rig out on the stormy sea We'd give them pen and paper, let them write down their last will While they smelled the putrid air above their toxic oil spill Then we'd present our demands, that's what we would do If I were captain of the pirates and you were my gallant crew We'd say you can shut down your oil rigs, your drilling days are done Ten million bucks per fisherman, each and every one No need to empty out your savings, we'll just take the bloody bank And with each day you delay, we'd say, the next one walks the plank It's all eminently reasonable, I hope you think so too...? If I were captain of the pirates and you were my gallant crew
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