I've been a bit absent the last couple of weeks. Burnout I think. I've decided that I'm not going for 50 this year. I know I can do it. I've done it like 5 years in a row. I want to focus on writing what I actually want to write and also doing other stuff. That being said... something I actually wanted to write. The story is old. I just turned it into a song.
Tis the tale of the Merry Wastrel I now relate to you
And of her gallant captain and brave intrepid crew
The cry came in the evening from high up in the nest
A brigand ship is bearing down upon us from the west
The crew was feeling nervous, but the captain stood alert
He said to his lieutenant "Bring me my crimson shirt,"
And once he was attired, he struck a fearsome pose
He led his crew victoriously against their worthy foe
Attend the captain... Heave Ho! Drop the sails... Heave Ho!
Fire the canons... Heave Ho! To victory we go! To victory we go!
It was but one day later when pirates struck again
Now with twice the ships and three times as many men
And though the odds were dismal, he proudly raised his head
And said "Lieutenant if you please, bring me my shirt of red."
Once more they were victorious much to the crew's surprise
They asked about his red shirt. He looked them in the eyes
"If ever I am wounded, the blood you will not see
"And you will fight on bravely and win your victory."
The crew stood there in silence, impressed by what they heard
His courage had inspired them to battle undeterred
The chance came in the morning. The lookout cried "retreat!
"I see them bearing down on us, a Spanish naval fleet!"
The crew stood at the ready. They howled their battle cry.
He gave them a salute and he looked them in the eye.
He faced impending danger with a determined frown
He said "If you would be so kind, bring me my trousers, brown!"
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.