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I Am a Captain

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©Dave Withers 2016
Recorded, Produced, and Mixed by Scott Merritt at The Cottage
Dave Withers - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Scott Merritt - Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Drums
Paul Intson - Bass Guitar

Lyrics

I am a Captain
©Dave Withers 2016


Rode down the storm drain line
Underneath the 401
Handlebars high and flying
in the Streetsville sun

Fifty cents and a cigarette
Brando riding a banana seat
Looking for a lighthouse
to shine it's guiding light

Root beer and skipping stones
on Lake Ontario
Looking for a distant shore
and a different life

Oh there's a ship out on the water
Won't you take me down to the sea
I'll leave my bike here up against a willow
When they find it I will be free

I am a Captain
with no ship or crew or canon
but my flag is flying high
and the wind is at my back

Don't have the courage of a mutineer
I'm gonna have to get away from here
Don't even know if they'll want me there
but it's time to set sail

Oh there's a ship out on the water
Won't you take me down to the sea
I'll leave my life here and search to find another
If I find it that's where I'll be

If the storms rage and thunder, make ready,
reef the sails, close the deadlights, and hold on
Turn the wheel to the wind, hold it steady
As she goes
As she goes
As she goes

Rode down the storm drain line
Too hurt to see the damage done
Don't know if I can trust anyone
but me and me alone

Oh there's a ship out on the water
Won't you take me down to the sea
Where the sun will wrap me in it's arms and miss me
If I ever think that I might need to leave
Oh there's a ship out on the water
Somewhere coming for me
I'll leave this life here beneath the weeping willow
and find a new one that's better for me