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A Pirate Looks At Forty

In the style of

Jimmy Buffett

Lyrics

mother
mother ocean
i have heard you call

wanted to sail
upon your water
since i was
three feet tall
you've seen it all
you've seen it all

watched the men
who've rode you
switch from sails
to steam

and in your belly
you hold
the treasures few
have ever seen
most of 'em dream
most of 'em dream

yes i am a pirate
two hundred
years too late

the cannons
don't thunder
there's nothin'
to plunder
i'm an over forty
victim of fate
arriving too late
arriving too late

i've done a bit
of smugglin'
and i've run
my share of grass

i've made enough
money to buy miami
but i pissed it away
so fast
never meant to last
never meant to last

and i have been
drunk now
for over two weeks
i passed out
and i ran out
and i smoked
a few weeds

but i've got to
stop wishin'
got to go fishin'
down to rock
bottom again
just a few friends
just a few friends

i go for
younger women
lived with several
awhile

though i ran 'em away
they'd come back
one day
and still could
manage to smile
just takes awhile
just takes awhile

mother
mother ocean
after all the years
i've found
my occupational
hazard' be
my occupation's
just not around

i feel like
i've drowned
gonna head uptown
i feel like
i've drowned
gonna head uptown

Details

  • Duration : 3:50
  • Key : G
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1974
  • Language : English

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