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A PIRATE LOOKS AT 40

[ E | E | A | A-E | F#m-(G#m-F#m) | E ]

[E] mother, mother ocean

[E] I have heard you call
[A] wanted to sail upon your waters

[A] since I was three feet [E] tall
you've seen it [F#m] all [G#m]

[F#m] you've seen it [E] all

 

watched the men who rode you

switch from sails to steam
and in your belly you hold the treasures

few have ever seen
most of them dream

most of them dream

 

yes I am a pirate

two hundred years too late
the cannons don't thunder

there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
arriving too late

arriving too late

 

I've done a bit of smuggling

I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami

but I pissed it away so fast
never meant to last

never meant to last

 

and I have been drunk now for over two weeks
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks
but I got stop wishing

got to go fishing

down to rock bottom again
just a few friends

just a few friends


mother, mother ocean

after all the years I've found
my occupational hazard being

my occupation's just not around
I feel like I've drowned

gonna head uptown
I feel like I've drowned

gonna head uptown

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