Pilots of the Caribbean


The companion song for my story: Pilots of the Caribbean about the island hopping life while based in St. Croix, USVI in the mid 1980s.

Words by Mark L Berry & Music by Steve Schafer
Performed by Steve Schafer

Steve Playing I have to shake the millipedes from my shoes
It’s just a another part of paying my dues
But there’s a runway just outside of my back door
That’s all I care about, and that’s what I’m here for

I’m a pilot of the Caribbean
Just Another F-ing First Officer
But I’m burning jet fuel and logging turbine time
From the right seat of my, my Twin Otter

The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Just some places, that you know that we go
Beef Island on Tortola
The Crushed-shell runway of Virgin Gorda

Well I’m a pilot of the Caribbean
Just Another F-ing First Officer
But I’m burning jet fuel and logging turbine time
From the right seat of my, my Twin Otter

Get the tourists off and load more back on
Gotta lift off, got to be gone
A happy hour buffet waiting for me
For all I’m not paid, I’ve got to, I’ve got to eat free

Well I’m a pilot of the Caribbean
Just Another F-ing First Officer
But I’m burning jet fuel and logging turbine time
From the right seat of my, my Twin Otter

Lyrics Copyright©2010 by Mark L Berry