Why Is All The Rum Gone​?​!

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We all love a night around the fire. This song is about one such night at Farmer Phil's Festival in 2015. Lots of booze, cheese toasties, songs and for some reason lines from The Sweet's Little Willy! Then the rum ran out and all I could think about was the line from Pirates of the Caribbean where they are marooned on a desert island and the rum is torched to attract a passing ship. It's ok though, we found some more :)

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We're sitting round the fire, and the flames are burning higher
We don't want this night to ever end
It's getting so surreal but we love the way it feels
All this love and laughter with our friends

The stars are shining bright as we fade into the night
In the firelight faces all aglow
We're singing songs just fine but there are some corny lines
Like "You can't push Willy round Willy won't go"

But there's still one thing I need to know
Still one question before we go
I don't know how it's happened, I haven't got a clue
Tell me what the answer is I dunno what to do

Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!

There's whisky in the jar as the sound of the guitar
Is weaving its magic round the fire
Flavoured vodkas and liqueurs as it all becomes a blur
Getting Lyn & Hilly ever higher

Neil and Helen on the beer, with Douglas sitting near
Mark's rolling ciggies ever wider
Rob & Carol have run out but Ollie is about
So - we drank the Leatherat cider

But there's still one thing I need to know
Still one question before we go
I don't know how it's happened, I haven't got a clue
Tell me what the answer is I dunno what to do

Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!
Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!

It's getting kinda rowdy, voices getting loud the
Raucous singing of our favourite tunes
Security will frown so we've got to keep it down
Stop ourselves from howling at the moon

The fire's dying down, but we're still huddled round
The sun is in the east and climbing high
But all good things must pass, so it's off to bed at last
But the memory of this night will never die

But there's still that thing I need to know
Still that question before we go
I think I know what happened, It was probably me and you
We'll have to get some more, that's what we'll have to do

Now the rum's gone? Now the rum's gone? Now the rum's gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!
Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!

Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Why is all the rum gone?!
Why's the rum gone? Why's the rum gone?
Oh! Why is all the rum gone?!

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from You've Changed, released April 23, 2016

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