Our fires high and the airbags tight
Food's low but the skies are bright
Props spinning all through the night
We're low on cash but seen another target

Goggles down and the cannons up
My blood starts pumping as I drain my cup
I give the wheel a spin and I turn this girl around
We're way above ground but we're closed in on our target

Flying Jib is filled with air
East India ships filled with despair
We even up, her broadsides bare
Our cannons flair but it's just a show of muscle

Steady on, she doesn't need to burn
She tries to flee and she tries to turn
Grappling fire, we latch her hull
She's starting to roll, but we've got her on a leash

With a crew of drunken pilots
We're the only airship pirates
We're full of hot air and we're starting to rise
We're the terror of the skies, but a danger to ourselves now

Expendable crew starts to reel her in
Our swords are sharpened and we're ready to sin
I'm three miles up, we're about to swing aboard
My tether's made of leather so I'm not about to fall here

A swish of air and my boots hit deck
No cash, no fuel, no not a speck
Our grape shots made this bird a wreck
And a glance below deck shows a crew of nuns and orphans

With a crew of drunken pilots
We're the only airship pirates
We're full of hot air and we're starting to rise
We're the terror of the skies, but a danger to ourselves
(repeats)


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Airship Pirate song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentHa!
    This song is INGENIUS.
    Isiibella.on October 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a very in depth song about a man who loves...
    (Just Kidding)

    It's just a song about how they're steampunk pirates fighting other ships and living their lives. Great song :D
    Cooldragon23on June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:D

    I am in love with this song. Airship pirates indeed.
    MisterAtlason May 13, 2009   Link
  • -3
    General CommentI got the impression that this song is largely a playful story but partly about being in a band, touring, and preforming before audiences.

    I'd also like to bring attention to a bit of clever wordplay in this song (like in most AP songs).

    "We're full of hot air and starting to rise" - Drinking and lying.

    A jib is a sail or more cleverly, a refusal to comply. The refusal is filled with yet more "hot air".

    asortofdreamon April 03, 2010   Link

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