Alestorm

Back Through Time tracks

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1. BACK THROUGH TIME

Twas off some Carribbean shore while on an epic quest
We came across a strange device
A mystic gateway into another time
Where vikings ruled the land and sea
Such mighty treasure they did hold
We killed them all to steal their gold!
You put your faith in Odin and Thor
We put ours in cannons and whores
Your viking gods won't save you now
When the pirates strike from the starboard bow

Back through time
To fight the viking foe
Back through time
Where our voyage must now go
Six hundred years into the past
Our destiny is here at last
For infamy and plunder we will ride

Their ships were powerless against our cannonfire
We took no prisoners that day
Yarrr
The vikings prayed for mercy as we cut their throats
But their worthless gods did not hear their cries




2. SHIPWRECKED

It's three years to the very day
Since a pirate captain said to me
"Here lad. come join our crew
Adventure and glory waits for you!"
I took his words as gold
And set sail for quests untold
With a bottle of rum in my hand
I dreamed of wealth and foreign lands

You're banjaxed
You're screwed
And death is coming for you
Trapped on an island
Lost at sea
Shipwrecked you'll cease to be
You're banjaxed
You're screwed
And death is coming for you
Trapped on an island
Lost att sea
Shipwrecked your destiny

On our sixteenth night at sea
In the depths of toil and misery
We struck a hidden reef
And our ship began sink beneath
I grabbed some drifting wood
And hold on as long as I could
'Til I landed on a desert isle
Now I'm stuck here 'til the day I die!

Shipwrecked
Get Drunk or Die
Shipwrecked
Get Drunk or Die




3. THE SUNK'N NORWEGIAN

There lies a tavern down Wisconsin way
Where you can get drunk anytime of the day
The landlord's a bastard, the barmaid's a whore
But give them no shit or you're straight out the door

The Sunk'n Norwegian's the name of this hole
A nasty ol'tavern if ever I've known

One more drink
At the Sunk'n Norwegian
One more drink
Before we have to die
One more drink
At the Sunk'n Norwegian
Raise up your tankards of ale to the sky

Scoundrels and brigands and ne'er-do-wells
And creatures dragged up from the black pits of hell
All find their relief in a tankard of ale
So the Sunk'n Norwegian is where we will sail

For barrels of whisky or pints from the bar
But if you don't know
Then you don't go

Drink up my friends, as much as you can
For tomorrow we sail to a faraway land
We'll party all night and get drunk off our heads
'Cause we can all rest, when we are dead!




4. MIDGET SAW

Whos that short man what does he do?
He killed that monkey with his shoe!
Why that monkey?
Why his boot?
Cos he had a belly full of loot!

The monkey needs his damn revenge!
That poor creature we'll avenge!

Midget Saw, a deadly fate
Chopped up limbs become shark bait
Midget Saw, the pirate's code
It says that both your legs must go
Hacked to pieces
Ripped to shreds
You're gonna wish that you were dead!

Grab him by his manky hair
And strap him to that table there
This pirate's not gonna walk again
He's in for a world of nasty pain!

Slap that midget with an oar
Remove his legs, with a saw!




5. BUCKFAST POWERSMASH

From Scotland's bonnie shores we set sail
In search of alcohol, the drunkard's holy grail
Cos a pirates live is empty without booze
The situation's dire, we've got nothing to lose

To England we ride
With vengeance on our minds
We'll kill the monks, and get dead drunk
Come on lads, it's cloister burning time!

Buckfast Powersmash
Buckfast Powersmash
Buckfast Powersmash
Buckfast Powersmash

I'm not sure what's in it except for caffeine
Despite having drunk it since I was thirteen
It sells by the barrel in China and Spain
I'll get drunk once more on that Lurgan Champagne




6. SCRAPING THE BARREL

For many a year we have travelled the seas
Singing songs of pirates and all their misdeeds
Stories of treasure and great undead foes
Just a day in the life of a man that I know
Our legendary prowess in drinking much beer
Recorded a song for all people to hear
But many have asked where we're next gonna sail
The answer lies deep in a barrel of ale

There are no more tales to be told
No more stories from battles of old
Now it seems that our journey has come to an end
We are scraping the barrel my friend

You may think you've heard all this music before
That running wild did it back in 84
But times are a changin' and we don't give a damn
So if you don't like it, go start your own band
Many have told us that we can't go on
That one day we'll run out of lyrics for songs
But when the time comes to write album four
We'll scrape out the barrel once more




7. RUM

The time has come, the time for a drink
But I don't want whiskey or gin
There's only one drink that gets me so drunk
Until my head starts to spin
Far to the west under tropical sun
This mystical drink is brewed
On our mission to get totally drunk
We have got nothing lose

Rum is the power
Rum is the key
Rum is the thing that will set us free

Rum Rum Rum
Rum Rum
Rum Rum Rum
Rum Rum give me more Rum!

The time has come, the time for a drink
But I don't want vodka or mead
None of these things will quench my thirst
Rum is the drink that I need
Questing the oceans, and questing the seas
Searching for ultimate booze
On our mission to get totally drunk
We have got nothing to lose




8. SWASHBUCKLED

Gather round and listen
As I tell you now this tale
The grim legacy of the pirates three
And how their lives ceased to be
I'll tell ye now of Redrum
The ginger commodore
He got a case of the scurvy rot
And then that bastard was no more

This is the tale of Captain Crashride
By his crew, condemned and damned
And as if this wasn't bad enough
They replaced him with a baldy man
Now his soul haunts the sea
Eternally he's doomed to wander
Mayhaps you'll hear his deathly cry
"C'mon son, buy a honda!"

To the end of time we will sail the seas
With cutlasses in hand
We'll terrorize the land
Though the hands of fate may strike us down
We'll fight til we fall
Swashbucklers til we die

This is the tale of Admiral Nobeard
The fattest pirate in the west
He's never seen his balls before
And he needs a bra to hold his breasts
Feared by friend and foe alike
No sword nor gun could wound his flesh
But one day he met his fate
Twas on a pretzel he choked to death




9. RUMPELKOMBO

Rumpelkombo!




10. BARRET'S PRIVATEERS

Oh, the year was 1778, How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!
A letter of marque come from the king
To the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen
God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns-shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers

Oh, Elcid Barrett cried the town
For twenty brave men all fishermen who
Would make for him the Antelope's crew
The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight
She'd a list to the port and her sails in rags
And the cook in scuppers with the staggers and the jags

On the King's birthday we put to sea
We were 91 days to Montego Bay
Pumping like madmen all the way
On the 96th day we sailed again
When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
With our cracked four pounders we made to fight
The Yankee lay low down with gold

She was broad and fat and loose in the stays
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days
Then at length we stood two cables away
Our cracked four pounders made an awful din
But with one fat ball the Yank stove us in
The Antelope shook and pitched on her side

Barret was smashed like a bowl of eggs
And the Main trunk carried off both me legs

So here I lay in my 23rd year
It's been 6 years since we sailed away
And I just made Halifax yesterday




11. DEATH THROES OF THE TERRORSQUID

From the deep there's a terror rising
A great beast with eyes like crimson fire
Leviathan returns, to devour the world
Set a course, the time for slaughter
To the heart of the ragin oceans blue
This time the beast will meet it's doom
Eternal doom

Legends spoke of the ancient monster
From a time beyond the dawn of time
In a pit of primordial ooze
Many years we have been kept waiting
But tonight that squid will surely die
Revenge is a dish best served fried
Deep fried

Deathsworn, Oathbound
On a quest for vengeful slaughter
We sail to the halls of doom
With the black flag raised in the sky
Deathsworn, Oathbound
No gods shall we our master
We sail to the halls of doom
With the black flag raised in the sky

With a crash of thunder
Our ship sails 'cross the waves
On a course to the frozen arctic seas
We've defeated vikings
And ninjas we hath slain
The terrorsquid won't escape again
Never again

Poseidon's realm falls silent... the beast awakens!

Between the bounds of light and death
Rides the serpent, Uroboros
Supine before the altar of doom
Enter into the Cthonic lair

A raging torrent of smoke and fire
Lightning from across the bow
Hear the death throes of the terrorsquid
The doom of Leviathan draws near

Thunderous volleys from the thirtytwo-pounder gun strike
The beast, as our vessel moves in for the killing blow.
From the bow of the ship the great harpoon is fired,
Impaling through the monster's cursed eyes.
With a final scream of terror,
Leviathan rears up in defeat,
And is vanquished for all eternity!




12. I AM A CIDER DRINKER (THE WURZELS COVER)

When the moon shines
On the cow shed
And we're rollin' in the hay
All the cows are out there grazing
And the milk is on its way.

I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay.

It's so cosy in the kitchen
With the smell of rabbit stew
When the breeze blows 'cross the farmyard
You can smell the cow sheds too.
(Oh, I've never smelt nothing like it in all my life!)

When those combine wheels stops turning
And a hard day's work is done
There's a pub around the corner
It's the place we have our fun.
(Arr, we'll have some fun 'n' all.)

I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay.
(Come on, get a couple of pints down 'ere then!)

Now dear old Mabel
When she's able
We takes a stroll down Lover's Lane
And we'll sink a pint of Scrumpy
Then we'll play old nature's game.
(Ha ha ha!
Oo arr!)
But we end up in the duck pond
When the pub is sized to close
With me breeches full o' tadpoles
And the newts between me toes.

I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay.
(Come on everyone, get up 'ere then!
Ha ha!)

I am a cider drinker
I drinks it all of the day
I am a cider drinker
It soothes all me troubles away
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay
Oh arr oh arr aay.

Let cider be the spice of life!




13. YOU ARE A PIRATE (LAZY TOWN COVER)

Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate!

Yar - har - fiddle-dee-dee,
Being a pirate is all right with me!
Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

You are a pirate! (yay!)

We got us a map (a map!) to lead us to a hidden box,
Thats all locked up with locks (with locks!)
And buried deep away.
We'll dig up the box (the box!),
We know it's full of precious booty
Bust open the locks, and then we'll say "hooray!"

Yar - har - fiddle-dee-dee,
If you love to sail the sea, you are a pirate!

Weigh anchor!

Yah - har - fiddle-dee-dee,
Being a pirate is all right with me!
Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate!
Arr - yarr - ahoy and avast dinky-dink-dink - a -dinkadefast!
Hang the black flag at the end of the mast! you are a pirate!

Ha ha ha (yay!)

We're sailing away (set sail!),
Adventure awaits on every shore!
We set sail and explore (ya-har!)
And run and jump all day (yay!)
We float on our boat (our boat!)
Until its time to drop the anchor,
Then hang up our coats (aye-aye!) until we sail again!

Yar - har - fiddle-dee-dee,
If you love to sail the sea you are a pirate!

Land ho!

Yar - har - fiddle-dee-dee,
Being a pirate is alright with me!
Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate!
Yar har wind at your back lads, wherever you go!
Blue sky above the blue ocean below, you are a pirate!

Ha ha ha!
You are a pirate!