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    "The Hook" Lyrics

    Stephen Malkmus

    At age 19 I was kidnapped by Turkish pirates
    Mediterranean thugs
    After some torture they considered me their mascot
    Cypriotic Good Luck
    I had to taste the deck and many other things
    I had to pay the piper with my wedding ring
    And I would never see my family again

    By 25 I was respected as an equal
    My art was a knife
    On countless raids I was the first one up the lanyard
    Yeah I was seeking a fight

    There is no time to pray
    And there's no time to beg
    And then it's off with an arm
    Or it's off with a leg
    And if I spare your life
    It's because the tide is leaving

    Oh yeah

    By 31 I was the captain of a galleon
    I was Poseidon's new son
    The coast of Montenegro was my favorite target
    It was ever so fun
    We had no wooden legs
    Or steel hooks
    We had no black eye patches
    Or a starving cook
    We were just killers with the cold eyes of a sailor
    Yeah we were killers with the cold eyes of a sailor
    This song was submitted on January 26th, 2007 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by John C. Popper.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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