Friday, September 22, 2006

Why didn't any of you tell me that Tuesday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day? You all disappoint me greatly.

Tonight, whilst writing my dissertation into the ground, your narrator didst discover a lovely song through Pandora, whose lyrics are happily printed below. In this masterpiece, Moby-Dick, pirates, and Tom Waits come together. Who could ask for more?

Shiver Me Timbers
by Tom Waits

I'm leavin' my fam'ly
Leavin' all my friends
My body's at home
But my heart's in the wind
Where the clouds are like headlines
On a new front page sky
My tears are salt water
And the moon's full and high

And I know Martin Eden's
Gonna be proud of me
And many before me
Who've been called by the sea
To be up in the crow's nest
Singin' my say
Shiver me Timbers
'Cause I'm a-sailin' away

And the fog's liftin'
And the sand's shiftin'
I'm driftin' on out
Ol' Captain Ahab
He ain't got nothin' on me, now.
So swallow me, don't follow me
I'm trav'lin' alone
Blue water's my daughter
'n I'm gonna skip like a stone

So please call my missus
Gotta tell her not to cry
'Cause my goodbye is written
By the moon in the sky
Hey and nobody knows me
I can't fathom my stayin'
Shiver me timbers
'Cause I'm a-sailin' away

And the fog's liftin'
And the sand's shiftin'
I'm driftin' on out
Ol' Captain Ahab
He ain't got nothin' on me
So come and swallow me, follow me
I'm trav'lin' alone
Blue water's my daughter
'n I'm gonna skip like a stone

And I'm leavin' my family
Leavin' all my friends
My body's at home
But my heart's in the wind
Where the clouds are like headlines
Upon a new front page sky
And shiver me timbers
'Cause I'm a-sailin' away

2 Comments:

Blogger Mary Flannery-Scientist said...

I did tell you. On Wednesday. And HOW DO I HAVE THIS RIGHT NOW???

9/23/2006 1:34 AM  
Blogger I-Cat said...

I posted it on my board. Thanks for your recent post, btw. I know we're all busy now.

10/01/2006 12:14 PM  

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