Pirates Holding Hands

from by Shandy Lawson

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Last night I had a dream
We were pirates, you and me
And we sailed a battered houseboat
From our home port in the Keys
And both of us were younger
Than before we'd even met
'Cause that's the way things are
Sometimes in dreams

Through the Caribbean
And down past Yucatan
And crossing the equator,
Just us pirates holding hands
And we laughed at every storm
In the black waters off Cape Horn
We're bravest when together,
It would seem

The warm Pacific breeze
Brought warm weather and clear skies
And flying fish as big as airplanes
Soared high above the tides
And we met Captain Cook in port
And he gave us rum
We exchanged addresses,
Said we'd write

But in the waters off Australia
British Ships appeared
A naval fleet whose numbers
Had me shaken
They surrounded us, their cannons fixed
On our little boat
You laughed and said,
"Fuck yeah, we can take 'em."

And the cannons roared
And smoke poured
From their gunwales, thick as tar
And the moon rose over the battle
On the waves beneath the stars
And we fought like hell 'til morning
'Cause we're pirates, yeah we are
And when all was said and done
And we'd sunk the British command
We set a course for Africa
Two pirates holding hands

Around the Cape of Good Hope
Headed north for Spain
And in the Canary Islands
We gave all the canaries names
Then back across the great Atlantic
To our home port in the Keys
I like when we're pirates in my dreams
You're my favorite pirate in my dreams


from Home - EP, released January 1, 2016
Tracked at Coffeehouse Studio in Middletown, CT by Michael Arafeh and mixed at ShandyLand Annex, NYC



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"Home" is Shandy's sixth studio release, and his first new material in eight years. He lives in New York City with his wife and three rescued special needs organic free-trade artisanal cats.

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