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TREASURE TREASURE

Treasure Treasure (single) (2023). Lyrics by Dan Zlotnick

August 7th, 1984

Dad said, “Son, let’s see what you find first: a good job or the door”

Well the Air Force said I’ll report in about a year 

So I aimed my bike at the Florida Keys and revved it into gear

Treasure treasure you can’t hide

Cause I’ll find treasure in a twenty hour ride

 

Two days later over pie and beers

This man named Captain Fisher said there’s sunken treasure here

It’s the Spanish boat “Atocha,” and I can help him dive

I'm not sure that I believe him but it might be worth a try

 

Treasure treasure you can’t hide

Cause I’ll find treasure in a slice of key lime pie

Nine months later when the Air Force called

The old Atocha hadn’t made us rich at all

I know you can’t always win, but you still have to apply

So long Captain Fisher, may luck be on your side

 

Treasure treasure you can’t hide

Cause I’ll find treasure in every deep sea dive

 

Traded in my flippers for a couple F-16s

Flight school was so damn cool I forgot about the sea

When the news broke of the Captain’s motherlode 

I was in a bunk with forty men in the Oklahoma cold

 

Treasure treasure you can’t hide

Cause I’ll find treasure as I’m soaring through the sky

Treasure treasure don’t you know

I’ll find treasure everywhere I go

Treasure treasure can't you see

All this time the treasure chest was me

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