Saturday, April 01, 2006


This ties into my one year in Dallas post.

Im still clueless what I want to do with my life. Its an utter waste to do something you hate, and I hate office work, and warehousing, and sitting in a chair all day, and just about everything Ive encountered. Then, I watch Muppet Treasure Island, which always brightens my spirits (those wily Muppets...I mourn Jim Hensen's passing, I really do) and I listen thoughtfully to the lyrics of Professional Pirate, one of the songs in the movie. Sounds like a good gig to me.

When I was just a lad looking for my true vocation
My father said "Now son, this choice deserves deliberation
Though you could be a doctor or perhaps a financier
My boy why not consider a more challenging career!"

Hey ho ho
You'll cruise to foreign shores
And you'll keep your mind and body sound
By working out of doors
True friendship and adventure are what we can't live without
And when you're a professional pirate
That's what the job's about!

Now take Sir Francis Drake, the Spanish all despise him
But to the British he's a hero and they idolize him
It's how you look at buccaneers that makes them bad or good
And I see us as members of a noble brotherhood

Hey ho ho
We're honorable men
And before we lose our tempers we will always count to ten
On occasion there may be someone you have to execute
But when your a professional pirate
You don't have to wear a suit..... what?

Mad Monty: I could have been a surgeon
I like taking things apart
Bad Polly: I could have been a lawyer
But I just had too much heart
Morgan: I could have been in politics
Cause I've always been a big spender
Pirate: And me...I could have been a contender

Some say that pirates steal and should be feared and hated
I say we're victims of bad press it's all exaggerated
We'd never stab you in the back, we'd never lie or cheat
We're just about the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet!
Hey ho hoIt's one for all for one
And we'll share and share alike with you and love you like a son
We're gentlemen of fotune and that's what we're proud to be
And when your a professional pirate
You'll be honest brave and free
The soul of decency
You'll be loyal and fair and on the square
And most importantly
When you're a professional pirate
You're always in the best of company!


Blogger rambouillet said...

Heeeeey... maybe THAT'S what we're supposed to be doing!!?!?!

10:19 AM  
Blogger GreatBeefalo said...

See, thats what I say, but I cant find any scurvy mates to sail around with in Dallas. Maybe El Paso?

10:31 AM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

yeah the muppets rock. jh is definitely missed.

9:44 PM  

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