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"Shipwrecked" is the thirteenth track on The Tragic Treasury. It is performed by The Gothic Archies. It coincides with the book The End.

Lyrics

I can't think of a single thing I'd rather do
Than be cast away on an island with you
No, I can't think of anything more heavenly
Than to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can't think of a single thing I'd rather do
Than be cast away on an island with you
Far from distractions and matters of state
We can quit smoking and quickly lose weight
Sleeping till noon and then staying up late
At latitude zero and longitude eight
I am a gentleman; should you get hurt
I'll make a tourniquet out of my shirt
You needn't do much, just sit there and flirt
And if it looks drizzly, I'll build us a yurt
I can't think of a single thing I'd rather do
And that's why I had to get rid of the crew
So I lopped off their heads and dropped them in the sea
Just to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can't think of a single thing I'd rather do
And that's why I decapitated the crew
How could I know there's no island nearby?
If I don't eat something soon, I'll just die
I wouldn't eat you, oh, never, not I!
So let's catch a shark and I'll make us a pie
What shall we use for bait? Lend me a hand
I'll sew it back on when we get to land
But if the shark takes it, that would be grand
Because we won't starve to death, you understand
I can't think of a single thing I wouldn't do
To end up shipwrecked on an island with you
No, there's nobody I wouldn't kill, nobody
Just to have you shipwrecked on a tropical island with me
Shipwrecked with you
Shipwrecked with you
I can't think of a single thing I wouldn't do
To end up shipwrecked on an island with you
Again

References to A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • I can't think of a single thing I'd rather do
    Than be cast away on an island with you
    • The End takes place almost entirely on a mysterious island, where the Baudelaire children are trapped with their enemy, Count Olaf, and more secrets involving their parents.
  • So let's catch a shark and I'll make us a pie
    • Possibly hints at Sunny Baudelaire making the apple pie from the bitter apples from the island.
  • To end up shipwrecked on an island with you
    Again
    • This could hint at the fact that the Baudelaire orphans became shipwrecked on the same island that their parents were stranded on.[1]

Trivia

  • Latitude 0 and longitude 8 is an actual location in the Gulf of Guinea, about halfway between the island of São Tomé and Príncipe and the mainland of Gabon. The spot is more than 50 miles from any land, so any sailor in that spot without a crew would be in a perilous situation.
  • Since the song was released four days before the novel was even published, it does not reveal nor relate much to the plot.

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