This water is too salty,
For me to even drink.
I'd rather walk the dreaded plank
Than stay another week.

But it's you my love
You're my land ahoy

And i'm sick of being beaten
And whipped and lashed to death,
I want one night with no gang-rape
But i won't hold my breath.

But it's you my love
You're my land ahoy
Yeah, you're my boy

Yo-ho, Sebastian
Let's go far away
Somewhere where the captain won't be mad.
Yo-ho, Sebastian
I want to love you good
We deserve much better than we've had.

They say they're gonna kill me
If i look at you once more.
Pissed in my hammock yesterday,
So I'll sleep on the floor

I'd be under the sea,
but you hold me above.

They put glass on my sandals,
So my feet would bleed all day,
And they forced me to wear them,
Or they said they'd make you pay

I'd be under the sea,
but you hold me above.
'Cos you're the man i love

Yo-ho, Sebastian
Let's go far away
Somewhere where the captain won't be mad.
Yo-ho, Sebastian
I want to love you good
We deserve much better than we've had.

The captain found out 'bout us,
And ordered them to throw,
Us both overboard tonight,
Together we will go.

But i'm yours you know
And I'll love you still in hell

I hope they didn't tie up,
Your hands as tight as mine,
I'll see you on the bed of this
Blue ocean babe, sometime

But i'm yours you know
And I'll love you still in hell
Down we fell
And i'm singing.

Yo-ho, Sebastian
Let's go far away
Somewhere where the captain won't be mad.
Yo-ho, Sebastian
I want to love you good
We deserve much better than we've had.

Yo-ho, Sebastian
Let's go far away
Somewhere where the captain won't be mad.
Yo-ho, Sebastian
I want to love you good
We deserve much better than we've had.

We deserve much better than we've had.


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The Gay Pirates song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentI have no idea if this meaning is unintentional, but Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' has a character called Antonio who is a pirate in love with a man named Sebastian. My first impression of the song was that it was a sort of prologue to the play. The music video's set on a stage as well which kind of backs it up.
    ionamayon January 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correction"I'd rather walk the dreaded plank
    Than stay another week"

    "You're my land ahoy"

    "And whipped and lashed to death,
    I want one night with no gang-rape"

    "Pissed in my hammock yesterday,
    So I'll sleep on the floor"

    "I'd be under the sea,
    but you hold me above"

    "They put glass on my sandals,
    So my feet would bleed all day,
    And they forced me to wear them,
    Or they said they'd make you pay"

    "The captain found out 'bout us,
    And ordered them to throw,
    Us both overboard tonight,
    Together we will go"

    And I'll love you still in hell"

    "I hope they didn't tie up,
    Your hands as tight as mine,
    I'll see you on the bed of this
    Blue ocean babe, sometime"

    "And I love you still in hell"

    And it's "Yo-ho Sebastian" too
    roardinosauron October 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionMy take of this song. There are two gay pirates on a ship. They have to hide their affection, but the crew finds out. They torture, torment, and abuse the one man and use the other as a way to get him to agree to their means. The man does all he can to keep Sebastian safe, and eventually the Captain finds out. He forces them to walk to walk the plank.

    Or that may just be a storyline:P Figured I'd share.
    OceanReeon December 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis a beautiful song.
    kimpuffon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I think this song applies to any group peer pressure situation and it talks about perserverence. Take, for example, high school. Many people get teased throughout high school for their sexuality or any number of reasons and I think this song has just put it into the context of pirates. It urges someone to stay true to what they believe in or what they want because although others may persecute for you, this person or thing brings you joy and that is the most important thing in life. Eventually there will be an end to the torture or pressure and until that time you need to stay true to yourself and life will throw obstacles at you but your job is to think of your love and passion and persevere through the torment.

    I think, although it is seemingly shallow, quite a lot can be read into this song.
    ashtrashmcgeeon February 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this song a lot. For me it says the difficulties of being out in our society these days. Although we say we're accepting of it, it still can be bad. It really happens that people are beaten and threatened just because of who they love. I find this song portrays the message but to put it on a bit of a lighter tone with pirates. In the beginning, it's like saying that it's miserable but the only reason you wish to stay around is because of who you love. Next is saying that you get beaten, attacked, threatened and have your things destroyed. Just because of being who you are. It does happen. Look around. Don't be blind to it. And nobody will stop it since they also don't approve or are scared of being beaten with you. Then its people making you miserable, hurt or publicly humiliated. the reason you do it is to protect the one you love. "I'd be under the sea, but you hold me above" means that you can't take it but the one your with is what keeps you happy (at times). the part of being thrown overboard, not quite sure about. Possibly that more people know so it's harder on you? At the end when they come back (in the video) it's like everyone thought they were defeated but then they overcame the judgements and began to strive again. the part of "We deserve much better than we've had" is saying that we're still human too, even if we just have different tastes in relationships than you do. Even if we're not attracted to who society says we should be. That we don't deserve the pain and suffering. That's basically the Pirate to Modern translation for everyone. That does still exist today. Hiding who you are so that nobody treats you differently.
    LJay97on June 14, 2012   Link

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