“Pirates” Lyrics

Listen up all of you pirates
You buccaneers and such
Take a sad warning from my sad song
And don’t push your luck too much

I used to run all around town
Makin’ and breakin’ love
But all my runnin’ didn’t seem so cunnin’
When push came down to shove

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

Thinkin’ about those hot nights
When the neighbors began to talk
I thought love was easy to get
Until I took a walk

Now I’m here in a cold place
Sittin’ so all alone
I didn’t know I could be so bad
Until I quit my happy home

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

Didn’t it always seem that you can’t keep a, a good man down?
But when I came of age, livin’ it up was all the rage

But when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out

[break]

’Cause when I came upon you, baby
I didn’t know what it was all about
’Cause when I ran, and then I ran from true love
And then I ran until my heart gave out
Yes, I ran until my heart gave out
Yes, I ran, and I ran, and I ran, and I ran
And I run, run, run away
Run, run, run away
Run away, run away, run away, run away, run away, run away

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  1. Stranger Things Have Happened (1994) (CD).