I BUILT MYSELF A PIRATE SHIP
OUT OF FRIENDS JUST LIKE ME
A MILLION HAPPY MATCHSTICK BOYS
SETTING OUT ON THE SEA.
WE GLIDED OUT, THE MOON SHONE DOWN
THE WATERS RUNNING DEEP
ALL MY WORK HAD MADE ME TIRED
AND I SOON FELL ASLEEP.
I WOKE UP TO THE SOUND OF SHOUTS
COMING FROM THE BOAT
SOME FRIENDS HAD LEFT THEIR HULL SPACE
WE WERE NO LONGER AFLOAT!
I DRIFTED FOR A MILE OR TWO
A DOG WITHOUT A BONE
I LOOKED AROUND WITH SALTY EYES
AND SAW I WAS ALONE.
REAQUAINTED WITH PAST LUCK
AS I SPED ROUND THE BENDS
I LOOKED AROUND AND SAW THEM ALL
EVERY ONE OF MY FRIENDS.
WE SHOUTED TO EACH OTHER
WE HELD HANDS AND WE LAUGHED
WE PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER
AND SOON WE FORMED A RAFT.
THEN WE QUICKLY CRAVED THE LAND
HAPPY SAILORS NO MORE
A STICK NEVER FELT SO RELIEVED
AS WHEN I TOUCHED THE SHORE!