"Godspeed Us to Sea" as written by and Williams Buckley....
Turns out I never had a thought at all.
I've been talking in my sleep,
Reciting teleprompted anthems.
A marionette strung tight to the executives upstairs.

I almost had myself convinced that I meant everything I said.
What a shame.
Oh captain, my captain,
You've been drinking.

What happened?
I've been slurring my cadences and blacking out when I stand.
I know about your son,
Who never did return from the war.

But there was poison in that bottle,
I tell you.
I'm coming out with my hands in the air.
And the voice that you're hearing,

Isn't me.
What you are hearing isn't mine.
There's been some horrible mistake.
I'm a proud god-fearing registered democrat.

This is all some elaborate scheme and it will be cleared up
When the governor beckons for me.
He'll clear my name.
It appears that the inmates have overrun the asylum.

There's a madman at the wheel.
We are not even remotely capable of keeping our heads about us.
We've abandoned all semblance of presence.
Dead bolted, buckled in.

Keeping our word to the sinking ship.
Let the rats orchestrate the new mutiny,
I'll met you overboard.

Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Godspeed Us to Sea" as written by Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General Commentwow the lyrics in this song are such a powerful and intelligent critique on American politics it's incredible. They even make references to the poem Oh captain My captain by Walt Whitman. This is probably ETiD's smartest song.
    losemoneyon May 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea i love these lyrics, and im agreeing with losemoney, concerning the reference to politics. Definatley a kick to the balls. I also think he makes a reference to former prez clinton (fag) when saying "And the voice that you're hearing, isn't me. What you are hearing isn't mine. There's been some horrible mistake".

    my favorite line is "I'm a proud god-fearing registered democrat." because thats what most liberal and democratic personalities are made up of. Im not taking a side either way (although i do have my opinions) but you cant be in politics and be religious (or atleast a good christian), therfor they say they believe in God when most likely they probably if only fear a God
    xcrazycorexon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis leaves out the two lines after "poison in that bottle". Should read

    Tell the tower I've been hijacked
    Tell the captain this vehicle's been stolen
    matthewkfon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso crazycore you're a moron. this is about the cooptation of good men of all ideologies by a faceless system.
    matthewkfon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the "Tell the tower I've been hijacked
    Tell the captain this vehicle's been stolen"
    referes to a possible false presidency by bush
    and theres a madman at the wheel is also refering to bush
    Hotnix420on September 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti know about your son who never did return from the war, but there was poison in the bottle I tell you.

    quoting the movie its a wonderful life.

    Keith buckley is a very very unique and creative lyricist
    stooga1on January 13, 2009   Link

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