Lyrics

Pirates

Pirates took America one dark december day
We saw their ships approaching but they conquered anyway
They stormed into the white house
And gang-banged Lady Liberty
Now the pirate flag is flying high in Washington D.C.
And they sing yo ho yo ho a pirate’s life for me

Pirates took America one dark december day
For they had many allies who could well afford to pay
For executing innocents and suck the blood from Mother Earth,
Soon they’ll take America for everything she’s worth.
While they sing yo ho yo ho a pirate’s life for me.

Democracy is on her knees, hold on tight to your liberties
Democracy is on her knees, everybody say good-bye to peace
Democracy is on her knees.....

So WAKE UP!
The bells are tolling, the village burning, heads are rolling
The time for it’s all good is gone,
It’s not all good if it’s all wrong
Because they’ve sold our nation to the corporations
To ensure each greedy dog will have his day
And they descend like locusts on the poor and hopeless
With an appetite that never goes away.
And they sing yo ho yo ho a pirate’s life for me
And my buddies....

Pirates took America that dark december day
We saw their ships approaching like a spectre in the gray
And now they’ve laid their plans to work
And where they’ll stop no one can tell
And it strikes me odd how they preach of God
When they all belong in hell
Where they’ll sing yo ho yo ho a Pirate’s life for me!