This captain goes down with the ship
All hands on deck, stand hip-to-hip
I shout the orders, "Shoot to kill!"
I'm dressed to thrill,
I'm dressed to thrill.

And all my enemies,
I want their eyes to see,
Their captain walk the plank
Destroy them, rank by rank.

Sail with me into the setting sun
The battle has been won, but war has just begun
And as we grow, emotion starts to die,
We need to find a way, just to keep our desire alive.

Now set the sail to quarter mast,
We'll jump the ship, we'll sink 'em fast.
Men follow me to victory,
Red as the sea,
Red as the sea.

And to the cannons roar,
Their bodies dance ashore,
A pirate's life for me,
I won't go quietly.

Sail with me into the setting sun
The battle has been won, but war has just begun
And as we float, emotion starts to die,
We need to find a way, just to keep our desires alive.

And to my damsel in distress,
You've made a mess of your new dress
You've made a mess of your new dress

Sail with me into the setting sun
The battle has been won, but war has just begun
And as we float, emotion starts to die,
We need to find a way, just to keep our desires alive.

Just to keep our desires alive.


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Rum Is for Drinking, Not for Burning Lyrics as written by David Michael Miller Daniel Gerard Trapp

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    what does he say after the "And to the cannons roar, their bodies dance a shore." line? I can't quite figure it out.

    sackyon April 16, 2004   Link
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    without a doubt, due to the many obvious references to captains and ships going down.. this song is about the buddy's fascination with titanic.

    i know so.

    STIFFNECKon April 20, 2004   Link
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    I think this song could be a reference to Pirates of the Carribean? I mean she did burn a lot of rum on the island? And johnny depp was a captain remember?

    Circa2112on April 21, 2004   Link
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    I agree with Circa2112, I thought of it being a reference to Pirates of the Carribean...

    RedRobotson May 23, 2004   Link
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    I think all this talk about ships and sailing is just a metaphor for some other meaning that i dont feel like decoding right now

    Your_Biznatchon May 25, 2004   Link
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    probably some sort of relationship.

    RuthLesson June 05, 2004   Link
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    definetly has nothing to do with pirates of the carribean for those of you that thought so.....thats just silly

    Your_Biznatchon June 14, 2004   Link
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    i think this is about one of buddy's past relationships that just sunk like a ship hit by cannons. stiffneck is also right

    i like musicon June 19, 2004   Link
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    how does this have to do with the titanic, when the titanic wasnt sunk by pirates

    tapp8277on June 21, 2004   Link
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    this song kicks ass just because it's about pirates. He says " A pirates life for me" after the bodies dance ashore lne.

    whatabouttuesdayon June 23, 2004   Link

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