Note from the Captain : I started to wonder about me eyesight
after this experience of charging into the ladies toilet in full
pirate clobber ten minutes before going on stage for first time at
a Shopping Centre in Singapore.

I might slip this in here in the hope it doesn't get noticed...
Imagine how I felt!...After all the preparations...the buying,
the printing, the sewing, the travel, 19 hours, the lack of sleep,
get to Singapore, get to the gig, get changed into costume, pre-performance
ritual requires a trip to the loo...no plumbing in change room..10 minutes to go
...public loo close enough to risk a quick dash
without arousing too much notice,
as long as it's head down and don't stop!
After all if I can't see them they can't see me. Can they? Read on!...

Head Down And Don't Stop

Ten minutes to go
Before the show,
Head down and don't stop!
Pre perform ritual must take place
Drain the system but where's the space
Head down and don't stop!
A peek through the door
Is it too far across the floor?
Head down don't stop!
Close enough to risk a quick dash
We'll just zip through like a flash

As long as we keep our
Head down and don't stop

Only one eye,
head down and don't stop!
international signage plain as day,
head down and don't stop!
open the door, lady cleaning mirror
head down and don't stop!
that's strange...no it's not!
different country, different custom,
head down and don't stop!
Uh oh! no it's not!
into a cubicle, close the door,
stop! Think quick!
That's right!... head down and don't stop!
Do what has to be done!
Who'd believe it?
head down and don't stop!
Take deep breath,
open door, one step,
head down and don't stop!
nervous eye flick up,
No!..head down and don't stop!
three stunned eyes??? and four more
What's this? Oh no!
head down and don't stop!
no one's gonna believe it! Safe!
head down and don't stop!
back in the changing room,
Ready start show?
Yeah!...Why not!?...Let's go!!

wrote by Pirate Pete hisself

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