Crazy as I may make my way through this world
It�s for no one but me to say what direction I shall turn
I am the captain of this ship
Curious hands and fingertips
Day after day how I long for you my love how I long

Strange but it seems like there�s a mutiny brewing inside me
But I don�t want your pity only the promise that you�ll stay with me tonight
Now I am the captain of this ship
Curious hands and fingertips
Day after day oh how I long for you like crazy

Oh our love - how you do me
Oh my love - come now lets go again
Oh our love - everything
Oh won�t play with me again got all night

Same old song won�t you come stay all my life after all
Oh how could I even try to fight after falling into your arms?
Oh mesmerized by your smile the way it lights up under your eyes
Oh how could I even try love won�t you stay with me?

Oh our love - how you do me
Oh my love - come now lets go again
Oh our love - everything
Oh won�t play with me again we got all night

The same old song
Won�t you come dance with me my love after all?


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Captain (Busted Stuff version) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a great song. It's not the best on "Busted Stuff", but it's certainly a great song. I don't know what it means though, somebody help me out.
    graceisgoneon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song's not exactly a love song, more of a lust. I see he's makin his own decisions w/ the 'captin' symbol, so maybe he's going into a relationship knowing it's based on something other than love. He longs for her, and she seems to pity him, so she stays with him, but it's like he'll take her any way he can because she has enchanted him.
    Lissy Ratzon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of making love all night, uninhibited, passionately, with soem idea that it might be gone tomorrow. That kind of love making has some kind of love persona, but it doesn't always have to be mutual. The mutany he refer's to is the breaking down of the idea he can just walk away, like when you only have lust for a person. Pity can also be for a person who blindly falls into it. I agree that he makes references to not caring if she feels the same, he wants her anyway. This is one of my favorite songs on BS, I can understand the way people can create strong emotions and ties from an act so intense, just the thougth of having that sexual experience with someone, I couldn't imagine NOT having extreme feelings of love!
    MEEMson August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually i think if you put aside all the sexual notation, you could think that he is writing this about himself and his band, because they went through a time during the writing of everyday where i think there was a threat of mutiny...just my thoughts
    sevenfooter50on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits a porn song, plain and simple. :-P
    HaikuWarriors41on September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSevenfooter50, I'm not sure I understand what you mean, but I can sorta tell what you are talking about. I would really like if you could elaborate more on that idea.
    and HaikuWarriors41, haha, it could definately be seen as a porn song. He definately seems infatuated with someone.. sometimes its so hard to figure out whats going on in that man's beautiful mind.. Beautiful song.
    SheaTayon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti know the song is really about this but does anyone else besides me see some connections to the odyssey here?? like him saying "promise that you'll stay with me" and "how i long for like crazy." anyone that has read the whole thing will no what im talkin about, and the stuff about a mutiny and curious hands and fingertips, which just reminds me of times when odysseus crew tries to overthrow him...o well, maybe im the only one that sees this...?
    DmBfan33724on June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a transformation between asking someone to stay temporarily and forever. daves inviting God to stay from a short period to staying permenantly. from dave being the captain of his ship to being the passenger.
    Me2on October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a fantasy. The fantasy is the ship. When he closes his eyes he is the Captain. Day after day he "longs" for this girl he can't have...only in his fantasies...he's literally got "all night" to fantasize. "The way your smile lights up under your eyes"...he ADORES her from far away quietly...the mutiny is the desire for it to be more than a fantasy. I don't see it as lust as much as love in it's purest form...his heart is aching...
    vangoghsgirlon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs I wrote under "Captain" it isn't a simple song about any "captain" or a simple story about a lover. I think Dave paints a portrait of a man who whishes to be a sole captain of his life. But his life without God is rather miserable. And in this context words "I don’t want your pity only the promise that you’ll stay with me tonight" give the full picture of a man who cries to God to be with him.

    Again I must say that I like the Lillywhite Version much much much more.
    Kristoff1on March 31, 2008   Link

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