Kill Them ’til They’re Dead

Music and lyrics by Rob Griffin; spoken word by Craig Nybo

It’s off with their heads.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
We’ll feed them to the sharks,
For they were easy marks.

Ahoy, there matey.
Look, 12 o’clock.
A French merchant ship,
Has just left the dock.

Ahoy, there matey.
Now there’s an easy mark.
Off to the ship, boys.
Let’s all embark.

We attack them,
Out in the ocean blue.
As we engage,
They cry, sacrebleu!

They put their arms in the air,
With that Frenchy flair.
Those savages knew the drill.
Surrender is their will.

Wee, wee, wee,
Give it all to me.
Wee, wee, wee,
We’ll spare you if you scream.

Nooo.

It’s off with their heads.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
We’ll feed them to the sharks,
For they were easy marks.

We’ll shave all their women,
Those hairy, old skanks.
To a pirate’s nose,
Their smell is truly rank.

We’ll swill on the wine,
From those cheese-eating, Surrender-monkeys.
We’ll dine on hors d’oeuvres,
Till we’re fat and drunky.

Oh, the plank is the path.
For those frogs need a bath.
Polluting as they sing.
Because those frogs really stink.

It’s off with their heads.
It’s off with their heads.
It’s off with their heads.
It’s off with their heads.

Spoken word:
The dark ship comes like a sickly, melanin rib cage, rocking and croaking–balking beams against timber lasts. It comes from the murky brine; the water’s face winking and undulating like oily silk. With the malevolent brigantine comes death in the fists of a hundred and seventy yearning crew, their chipped teeth barred, their eyes filmed over with the lecherous desire for blood and anguish. They hold the shank, the cutlass, the flintlock and the dagger, their knuckles white, their chins flint-like and peppered with stubble and scar.

Sung by crew:
It’s off with their heads.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
It’s off with their heads.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
It’s off with their heads.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.
We’ll kill them till they’re dead.

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