"Mutineer" as written by and Warren Zevon....
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail, here I come
Ain't no room on board for the insincere
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer

I was born to rock the boat
Some may sink but we will float
Grab your coat, let's get out of here
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer

Long ago we laughed at shadows
Lightning flashed and thunder followed us
It could never find us here
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer

Long ago we laughed at shadows
Lightning flashed and thunder followed us
It could never find us here
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer

I was born to rock the boat
Some may sink but we will float
Grab your coat, let's get out of here
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer
You're my witness
I'm your mutineer
I'm your mutineer


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"Mutineer" as written by Warren William Zevon

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    General CommentBob Dylan covered this song on the Enjoy Every Sandwich tribute. I ahven't heard Warren's but it is a great song
    Tmo2199on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous tune. an expression of love and hope in a life of criminality and decadence. the sentiment that liars are unwelcome among thieves is an interesting one. he prefers to surround himself with people genuinely sympathetic to his cause, no latchers-on need apply.
    scumbagstyleon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTmo2199, we'd probably have a lot in common
    Bob and Warren are my two favorite American musicians.

    This is one of Warren Zevon's finest moments. A truly remarkable song.
    TheThornBirdson March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTmo2199, we'd probably have a lot in common
    Bob and Warren are my two favorite American musicians.

    This is one of Warren Zevon's finest moments. A truly remarkable song.
    TheThornBirdson March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The intimacy of its tone, "Grab your coat, let's get out of here" is very moving.

    Warren's self awareness, "I was born to rock the boat," has always been one of his most endearing qualities, and here in this song, he understands that his best friends, the ones who are not insincere, stand behind him and that he is safe with them even when "lightning flashed and thunder followed". It is his rebelliousness that they love about him: "Your're my witness; I'm your mutineer."

    It is my completely unsubstantiated belief that he wrote this song with his good friend Carl Hiaasen in mind.
    doitrighton June 20, 2012   Link
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    General Commentplay it at my funeral
    nerraw1015on April 10, 2016   Link

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