Calico Jack

Calico Jack

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Distributed by Underground Symphony
Published: January 31, 2019

Recorded at Twilight Studio and Innuendo Studios
Mixed and mastered at Elnor Studio
All songs written by Calico Jack
All violin tracks played by Laura Brancorsini
Logo by Alice Bramucci
Cover by Seldon Hunt
Photo by Chiara Mascetti
Booklet artworks made by Gio while singing during the rehearsals

Tracklist:

01 – The Secret of Cape Cod

Screams from the south
Strange laughter in the air
A curse from beyond
The buried secret of Cape Cod

Driftin’ in pain
On the island deserted
The Malefice Hill
Cold grasp on me heart

Forsaken spirits
from ancient times
between the thick fog

Unearthly beings
Faceless guardians of the cursed treasure

The wreck of our old ship
lies stranded in the bay

Victims of our own lust
we were condemned by Sister Death

Demons dancing under the moonlight
Tinging our dreams with madness

Me sleep won’t find me anymore
Eternal nights of agony

The bloody moon is screaming
Howling of desire

Can’t resist the Golden Skull’s lure
Sinister eyes of terror
An endless bloody curse
The wicked secret of Cape Cod

Forsaken spirits
from ancient times
between the thick fog

Children of greed
Bearers of the curse of the Golden Skull

Cursed by the Golden Skull

02 – Where Hath th’ Rum Gone?

A good breakfast is by far the best way
to start another pillage and-a plunder day
There’s perhaps best breakfast than liquor?
And there is maybe best liquor than rum?

So I head to the hold with a satisfied smile
Biding farewell to sobriety
But I’ll be damned if some infamous rogue
did not steal all the cans

CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Take out the loot right now
CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Bring it all back
CHOIR: I wanna drink now
I need to drink right now
CHOIR: Where hath th hard stuff gone?

24 barrels of Puerto Rican
Dried up until the last drop
Bring me the culprit, bring ‘im before me
That blasted wretch’s gonna feed the fish

Investigate the ship
Interrogate the crew
They all seem dry like me
May this be a curse by the gods of the sea?

CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Take out the loot right now
CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Bring it all back
CHOIR: I wanna drink now
I need to drink right now
CHOIR: Where hath th hard stuff gone?

24 barrels of Puerto Rican
Dried up until the last drop
Bring me the culprit, bring ‘im before me
That blasted wretch’s gonna feed the fish

A good breakfast is by far the best way
to start another pillage and-a plunder day
But today the day started so damn bad
An’ can only go worse if we don’t find
all the cans

In the end it turned out that the captain wuz to blame
The paunchy motherfucker drank an’ boozed like a whale
so I had to go back workin’ sober an’ polite
with no bottle in me hand for the first time
in me life

CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Take out the loot right now
CHOIR: Where hath th rum gone
Bring it all back
CHOIR: I wanna drink now
I need to drink right now
CHOIR: Where hath th hard stuff gone?

24 barrels of Puerto Rican
Dried up until the last drop
Bring me the culprit, bring ‘im before me
That blasted wretch’s gonna feed the fish

03 – Death Beneath the Wave

Ship keeps-a to roll and pitch
I lay in shackles in the hold
Betrayed by my old mates

It will not end like this
At the first chance I’m out
I’m diving off the ship
and deep into the High Seas

Cold Death beneath the Wave
Bitter end in cold waters sharp as blades
Better to end up-a drifting and let the ocean be my grave
than murdered by the hands of my old mates

The mournful wind is roaring
He’s roaring in the waves
My only chance to escape

I hear them coming down
They’re coming down to take me

They drag me on the deck
Tie me to the mast
The show is going to start

They want some blood to flow
Some heads to roll
And justice will be done
But before they start I’m out of board

Death beneath the Wave
Bitter end in cold waters sharp as blades
Better to end up-a drifting and let the ocean be my grave
than murdered by the hands of my old mates

CHOIR: DEATH
CHOIR: DEATH
CHOIR: DEATH
CHOIR: DEATH

CHOIR: DEATH
Floating on the deep blacks
CHOIR: DEATH
Facing the storm of terror
CHOIR: DEATH
Miles away from the earth
CHOIR: DEATH
Beneath the Wave

Floating on the deep blacks
Facing the storm of terror
Miles away from the earth
The freezing grip of death is near

Waves keep to sway and break
I float adrift in nothingness
Got rid by my old mates
Those whom I hath betrayed

04 – Devil May Care

Hey!

Under skull and bones we have chosen to live
We serve no God, nor bow down to any king
Loyal to no one, belonging nowhere
But the bonnie blue Sea, and Devil may care!

Wanderin’ and searchin’ for fortune an’ fame
Sailing all over the world
From the Carysfort Reef to the Bay of Biscay
Hoist the foresail and anchors aweigh!

CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I sail
Hoist the foresail and anchors aweigh!
CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I fight
Yes fearless an’ brave til the day I die!

CHOIR: One
drink
To the Davy Jones’ locker
One to me mates, to me sisters and brothers
CHOIR: One
to the good times, one to the bad
One for the Devil, and Devil may care!

Shiny gold doubloons an’ pieces of eight
Beautiful wenches an’ savory drinks
Eternal glory or infamous death
We already own what every men seek

Wanderin’ and searchin’ an’ riding the wind
Sailing all over the world
From the Cape of Good Hope to the High Barbaree
Hoist the foresail and anchors aweigh!

CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I sail
Hoist the foresail and anchors aweigh!
CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I fight
Yes fearless an’ brave til the day I die!

CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I die
Bury me in the ocean floor
CHOIR: Yes, bury me in the ocean floor
With a barrel of liquor and a mountain of gold

Under skull and bones we have chosen to live
We serve no God, nor bow down to any king
Loyal to no one, belonging nowhere
But the bonnie blue Sea, and Devil may care!

CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I sail
Hoist the foresail and anchors aweigh!
CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I fight
Yes fearless an’ brave til the day I…

CHOIR: An’ fearless an’ brave I die
Bury me in the ocean floor
CHOIR: Yes, bury me in the ocean floor
With a barrel of liquor and a mountain of gold

05 – Caraibica

By the westerly driven towards the sunset of Caribbean Sea
Painted red by the dying rays of the setting sun clouds fill up the sky
Lulled by the rolling under the gentle touch of the singing of the waves
Caraibica keeps following his route in search of relentless liberty

Warmed by the setting sun
Caraibica fears no one
The merchants of the Flota de Indias call her Flagelo del Mar
The bowsprit cleaves the air
The Jolly Roger is waving fair
The sky is clear, the wind is up,
In full sail toward the horizon

Cruisin’On
Hugging Hispaniola coasts
Passing through Bahama channel
Shores of Cuba in sight off the port bow

Let’s sing a-long with this pirate crew a song of beautiful liberty
As the smell of the marine breeze fill our dreamin’ hearts in the shades of dusk
Caraibica’s everlasting aimless quest it will never end
By the westerly driven towards the sunset of Caribbean Sea

Caraibica
Poner el miedo en el alma del viajero
Isla Grenada hasta Cañeveral
Caraibica Flagelo del Mar

Caraibica
Majestuoso galeòn, reina del terror
nos llevan a través de mil cruces
Caraibica nos hace soñar

Caraibica
Poner el miedo en el alma del viajero
Isla Grenada hasta Cañeveral
Caraibica Flagelo del Mar

Caraibica
Majestuoso galeòn, reina del terror
nos llevan a través de mil cruces
Caraibica nos hace soñar

Caraibica Flagelo del Mar

06 – Songs from the Sea

Instrumental

07 – Sharkbite Johnny

Not long ago I’ve heard this terrifyin’ tale
‘bout a cap’n of unprecedented cruelty
Johnny wuz his name, by fear an’ terror he commanded
until his tired an’ angry crew planned mutiny

The cap’n wuz-a caught by this revenge thirsting horde
Some scallywag came out with a cat o’nine tails
There wuz a consultation, his punishment decided
A ramble through the dark cold water under the keel

The ropes were tied tight to his ankles an’ his wrists
Down there wuz full o’sharks so hungry for fresh meat
Ya-ha-harrrr laughed the lads loud as hell
The worst evil wishes an’ curses they yelled

The cap’n wuz-a struggling underwater for his life
When he tore the rope with its sharklike steely bite
He clung the cord with steady hand an’ then began to climb
Sharkbite Johnny wuz returning to life

Dead silence fell on deck then came a curse an’then a pray
The cap’n came on board, he wuz back among his mates
The looking in his eyes would cringe-a Satan himself
Sharkbite Johnny wuz ready for revenge

08 – Grog Jolly Grog

Drinkin’ slow, drinkin’ fast
Drinkin’ first, drinkin’ last
Drinkin’ low, drinkin’ high
All the day, all the night

In the storm, in the sun
From the barrel of a gun
On the deck, above the mast
Drink it while it last

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Tomorrow we’ll be sober

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Come pass the bottle ‘round

Drinkin’ slow, drinkin’ fast
Drinkin’ first, drinkin’ last
Drinkin’ low, drinkin’ high

In the storm, in the sun
From the barrel of a gun
On the deck, above the mast
Drink it while it last

A toast with yer old mates
The cup upside down in the mouth
And get yourself a hearty laugh
Yahahahahaaah

By the sea, on the land
While you seat, while you stand
Grog is pyrate’s best friend
Drink before it ends

I’v a-spent all my life goin’ round
Across the seven briny seas
And I don’t give a damn when I drink me grog

All the day, all the night
Raise your glasses in the sky

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Tomorrow we’ll be sober

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Come pass the bottle ‘round

Drinkin’ slow, drinkin’ fast
Drinkin’ first, drinkin’ last
Drinkin’ low, drinkin’ high
All the day, all the night

In the storm, in the sun
From the barrel of a gun
On the deck, above the mast
Drink it while it last

I’v a-spent all my life goin’ round
Across the seven briny seas
I don’t give a damn when I drink me grog

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Tomorrow we’ll be sober

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Come pass the bottle ‘round

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Tomorrow we’ll be sober

Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog
Grog Jolly Grog

09 – Straits of Chaos

Mesmerized by siren’s song, heard the lure of evil
Deep into the sailors mind, someone calls’em there
Atmosphere is threatening an’ storming clouds come closer
Through electric bolts we’re sailing straight towards hell

Gathering of lost souls, vessels cemetery
Abyss of perdition, point of no return
Neverending labyrinth, cradle of possession,
Caught up in the straits of chaos, we’ll never get back

Bringing us insanity, leading us to madness
Taking desperation and confusion in our hearts
Leading all the unfortunates down into oblivion
I know now, we’ll never see the land again

A vortex of death appears before us
Ruthless black waves make us dance with fear
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Trapped into the nothing
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

Ghosts of the old sailors curse my soul
Hallucinations fill my brain ravaged
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Prisoner of folly
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

By the wraiths surrounded, spirits of the oceans
Hellish apparitions, creatures of the sea
Pelagus inhabitants, dancers of the abyss
Sent by the Devil to bring us before Him

Power of the dark tides blows away the rigging
Shattering the top sails, bringing down the mast
Sharp black rocks break up the bulkhead
So we’re all doomed to get lost in the fog

A vortex of death appears before us
Ruthless black waves make us dance with fear
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Trapped into the nothing
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

Ghosts of the old sailors cursin’ my soul
Hallucinations fill my brain ravaged
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Prisoner of folly
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

Straits of chaos

So we’re all falling down
Sinking in the dephts of this bottomless pit
Wondering if we ever get out of here
If we ever see again our loved faces

Life it seems so far away
Misfortune has befallen us, hated by the gods
To run into this cursed place
For us nocturnal moon’s not likely to rise more

Mesmerized by siren’s song, heard the lure of evil
Deep into the sailors mind, someone calls’em there
Atmosphere is threatening an’ storming clouds come closer
Through electric bolts we’re sailing straight towards hell

Gathering of lost souls, vessels cemetery
Abyss of perdition, point of no return
Neverending labyrinth, cradle of possession,
Caught up in the straits of chaos, we’ll never get back

A vortex of death appears before us
Ruthless black waves make us dance with fear
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Trapped into the nothing
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

Ghosts of the old sailors curse my soul
Hallucinations fill my brain ravaged
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Prisoner of folly
CHOIR: Here I am! Here I am!
Entangled in the straits of chaos

Straits of chaos

10 – Under the Flag of Calico Jack

Bloodrage in his veins like a furious squall in the open sea
Gaze of fire threw embers burning bright wherever he laid his eyes
They say his heart stopped beating on board the mighty ship the Neptune
Grim flag of Vane was overthrew and a new king’s banner raised

New king of the seas rose high into the sky black eyes of fear
Sunken in the white skull wrapped in the colours of the night
A pair of cutlasses below the evil sneer that mocked the world
Before which thousand enemies as well as friends with terror bowed

Wrapped in the colours of the night

Rose high into the sky

Lend an ear to the words
Lend an ear to the words of scorn
Lend an ear to the words of scorn spoken by the beloved one

Spoken by Anne, the beloved one
Mother of his son
Last words of disdain heard from above the gallows pole

You need not have hanged like a dog!

Most feared than the Storm
Drifter unstoppable
Bearer of the Roger
Faster than the sails of Fate

And now all that is left of his deeds
Hovers the waves of a small cay

And they were cursed from the Roger itself
Tormenting for centuries the seas once their
That beside his master once He plowed
Those proud colours that never dropped low

Thou who sail under the mark of black
Where will you go when the tide rises higher
Where will you stand when the wind blows wilder
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Thou who smile in the face of death
Lonesome vagrant in an endless chase
Come along matey, we’re all bound away
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Thou who sail under the mark of black
Where will you go when the tide rises higher
Where will you stand when the wind blows wilder
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Thou who smile in the face of death
Lonesome vagrant in an endless chase
Come along matey, we’re all bound away
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

—CHOIR:
Under the Flag
Under the Flag
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Under the Flag
Under the Flag
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Under the Flag
Under the Flag
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!

Under the Flag
Under the Flag
Under the Flag of Calico Jack!
—END CHOIR

Bloodrage in his veins like a furious squall in the open sea
Gaze of fire threw embers burning bright wherever he laid his eyes
They say his heart stopped beating on board the mighty ship the Neptune
Grim flag of Vane was overthrew and a new king’s banner raised

11 – Jolie Rouge (Bonus Track)

Crimson flag
Certain death
Waves on the horizon the red jack

Bad luck
Struck us
No one be spared, no quarter at all

Laughing skull
Jolie Rouge
Banner of despair an’ terror

Gentlemen
Time to fight
Don’t give up, take heart an’ roar, o wolves o’the sea!

Now this is
Seaman’s life
Spending our days in jeopardy

Hoping not
To find ourselves
Under the eyes of the symbol cursed

We are the robbers
Rascals an’ pyrates
Stand on our course
And ye are condemned

Admire our colours
Crimson as blood
Ye will succumb
Under the jack

Hear in the air the thunder of cannons
No mercy at all, no one should survive
Jolie Rouge
Prepare to die

When as a young man I decided
To browse by the sea
I swore I’de never been afraid
of anything

When I put my foot on board
Captain gave word
to go to the sword
Under the jack

Hear in the air the thunder of cannons
No mercy at all, no one should survive
Jolie Rouge
Jolie Rouge

Hear in the air the thunder of cannons
No mercy at all, no one should survive
Jolie Rouge
Jolie Rouge
Jolie Rouge
Prepare to die