“Let’s Be Pirates!” The Future Kings of Nowhere

Shave and get dressed and hope you’re not late
Spend half the day with people you hate
Instead of staying in bed with the one that you love
You’re stuck at a job doing the bidding of
A boss who does not know your name but can fire at will

Saving up money, paying the bills
If debt doesn’t kill you, the interest rate will
I dream all day of an easier life
With the wind in my hair and the sun in my eyes
Waking up late with my feet in the sand and my hand in yours
On some southern French shore
Where we’ve pulled into port
So the captain can rest
While he charts a new course

Let’s be pirates
Let’s be outlaws
I’m so tired of these undead-end day jobs
Let’s get married
Or just not bother
If our friends can’t then we shouldn’t either
We could head out
For adventure
Quit our jobs and go sailing forever
I’ll be Blackbeard
You be Bonnie and we’ll both be pirates

Maybe there’s treasure we’ll never find
Chasing a spectre the rest of our lives
We’ll go sailing away on a Portuguese ship
You look so good with a sword on your hip
Singing and dancing, a bottle of rum in the young moonlight
So put your hand in mine
We can start a new life
The crew is assembled
They’re leaving tonight

And if they capture us
What’s the worst they can possibly do?
They can torture us
Or leave us in jail
But is that really worse
Than the life that we’re working on now?
Spending four decades trying to make
Enough money to just get away
That’s the life that they’re selling but baby we don’t have to buy it

Let’s be pirates
Let’s be outlaws
I’m so tired of these undead-end day jobs
Let’s get married
Or just not bother
If our friends can’t then we shouldn’t either
We could head out
For adventure
Quit our jobs and go sailing forever
I’ll be Blackbeard
You be Bonnie and we’ll both be pirates

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