High Seas

v.p. of human resources said to captain hook
‘we're running out of food, captain: captain, take a little look’
captain hook took a look; took a look & scratched his head
tearing through his skin and crying ‘arrrr, we're in the red’

‘man the pullies, sell my parrot, put the proceeds in a bank
give the pirates their two leagues notice
and make 'em walk the plank’
the v.p. grinned: ‘i don't need to tell you, but i feel i should
you're good, captain, good, captain, good, captain good’

working on the high seas, high seas
working on the high seas, high seas
you might fall, you might freeze, high seas
working on the high seas

so the v.p. blew his horn and the pirates hit the deck, but when
they heard where they were headed, hell, they headed for his neck
screaming ‘this, this is the thanks we get, nothing gold nor green
what about the booty, what about the bitches
and the sailors we laid clean’

the v.p. he unsheathed a knife and backed up to a door, asking
‘isn't my ignorance enough for you’ but his mates demanded more
so he carved a little piece of his heart out
which they liked cuz hearts are vital
course it just grew right back that night in keeping with his title

working on the high seas, high seas
working on the high seas, high seas
you might fall, you might freeze, high seas
working on the high seas

and one by one they walked the plank
a few they floated, most they sank
and all around the word spread fast
cuz people talk but money only laughs

so if you're by the beach on an especially clear day
you may spy a tiny pirate flag from far away
and if you look beneath it midst the scurvy & the lice
you will see the outlines of a captain & his vice

and though he tends to mumble, let me translate if i may
‘use em, lose em, use em, lose em, arrrr, that's what i say’
and if you listen closely you will hear the other add
‘you're bad, captain, bad, captain, bad, captain, bad
yes, you're bad, captain, bad, captain, bad, captain bad’

working on the high seas, high seas
working on the high seas, high seas
you might fall, you might freeze, high seas
working on the high seas

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