Long ago, when I was just a lad, the other boys hated me.
Said I made them mad.
I guess I didn't fit in with the norm.
"I'll never know why people are so desperate to conform."
Then I remembered somethin' that you said.
Those nine words of yours stuck inside my head.
You said, "Prince Charming, ridicule is nothin' to be scared of."
So I took it as a rule.

I slipped on my finest suit, shined up my pirate boots, put a medal on my lapel.
I thought of you and gave them hell.
We're captains all.
And we run this show.
And we only sail where we want to go.
And we live at ease doin' as we please, like pirates driftin' out at sea.

All of us have weathered through a storm.
You know they say what doesn't kill you often makes you better.
We live to tell and carry on.
After all, it's nothin' but a touch of nasty weather.
Some of us are still around.
You're still the dandy highway man that they're too scared to mention, and when you board you make us proud.
It's "Admiral on deck!" and we're standing at attention.

I slipped on my finest suit, shined up my pirate boots, put a medal on my lapel.
I thought of you and gave them hell.
We're captains all.
And we run this show.
And we only sail where we want to go.
And we live at ease doin' as we please, like pirates driftin' out at sea.
That's right, we're captains all.
We run this show and we only sail where we want to go.
If you have orders, keep them to yourself 'cause the only ones we follow are our own.

As for the ones whom we adore, those of our friends who still are lost out in the storm, we raise a glass to you and leave on a light or two in case you ever make it home.

There's always room on board because we're captains all.
And we run this show.
And we only sail where we want to go.
And we live at ease doin' as we please, like pirates driftin' out at sea.
That's right, we're captains all.
We run this show and we only sail where we want to go.
If you have orders, keep them to yourself 'cause the only ones we follow are our own.

Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.
Yo-ho.


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