Pirate Song

by Hannah Goad

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Performed with Elizabeth Fagan and Brian Goldner in 2013. Music and lyrics by Hannah Goad


If I were a pirate, I would steal your heart away
If I was the captain of this ship, would you obey?
If I had the power of flight, I'd whisk us worlds away
But if I turn out to be normal, would your heart be here the same?

If I were a spy, I would be wiser and confess
The way I've grown to you and, oh, I do like you the best
I know I cannot win, cannot compete, cannot contest
But hope gave me a foothold and your laughter did the rest

If I were a swing, then I would hold you when you fly
And bring you back down to the earth but still let you get high
Oh gravity, do as you please - I will not let you by
I'll take you up into the clouds and we'll grow old in the sky

If I were someone else, then I'd have words to say
The million little hopes I hold of you that spark and fade
It's more than what I bargained for, it's more than I can say
And it's all I can do

But if I were a pirate, I would steal your heart away


released August 10, 2015



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Hannah Goad Richmond, Virginia

Singer-songwriter from Richmond, VA

Other projects:
- Whatever Honey
- Lili and the Dirty Moccasins

Pic: Joey Wharton
Art: Hannah Goad


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