An old pirate on the ocean (skirmish)
This is my late entry of a so-called 'skirmish'- which is where someone supplies a title or central idea (in this case, water, the ocean etc) and everyone has an hour to write and record something using that title or concept. I didn't see the sunday skirmish thread until about 11 pm, and wrote and recorded this (most of the time was in the writing of the lyric) in about an hour and ten minutes... fun, silly, and maybe there's some metaphor about growing older, but who knows, maybe its just about being an old pirate!
what's a pirate's favorite letter of the alphabet?
R (arrrgh! ) !
Sailing on the ocean, just going thru the motions
I’m just a pirate long past his era
Where once were Spanish galleons, it’s now cruise lines run by Italians
On the whole I’d rather be on firma terra
Sailing on this vessel, I feel like Georgie Jessel
No one’s heard of me in 50 years or more
My crew has all retired, my parrot’s even tired
He sits on my shoulder and he snores
A pirate’s life is no life for an old man who’s feeling queasy
No yo ho ho’s, no bottle of rum, it just is not that easy
Sailing on the ocean, I could use more suntan lotion
And the weather it is damp all the time
And the wi-fi’s non-existent, the dry cleaners is too distant
It’s the wettest way to have a life of crime
Sailing on the sea form it ain’t no place to call home
And the health plan has a very hi co-pay
A pirate’s no ambition, almost as bad as a musician
Tho its better then schlepping amps on the subway
(c) M. Skliar 2017
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