Rum Is the Reason

Album: 35 MPH Town (2015)
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  • I heard Davey Crockett had a pint in his pocket
    Good whiskey at the Alamo
    Now that Pancho Villia, had a jug of tequila when he walked the streets of old Mexico
    While Blackbeard was fleecing around the hurricane season
    He didn't quit because of a girl
    Yeah, rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world

    While Russia was brawling, I bet that old Stalin was calling for a vodka martini
    While the world waited in fear
    Old Hitler drank beer from a stein
    Eating sauerkraut and weenies
    Yeah, down through the ages, as they turned their pages
    They couldn't drink their diamonds and pearls
    No, rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world

    I ain't getting much done
    But I'm having fun sailing on the deep blue sea
    My whole body goes numb from a bottle of dark rum and the sun sinking down on me
    My catch of the day is a tall Cuba libra chased down with a twelve ounce curl
    Yeah, rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world

    I ain't getting much done
    But I'm having fun sailing on the deep blue sea
    My whole body goes numb from a bottle of dark rum and the sun sinking down on me
    My catch of the day is a tall Cuba libra chased down with a twelve ounce curl
    Oh rum is the reason I guess
    Hey, rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world

    Take it home coral reefers, haha
    Woo, yeah Writer/s: Scotty Emerick, Toby Keith
    Publisher: Tokeco Tunes
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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