Let the captain take you home
Pack it up and you'll be gone
Make it warmer in the back
You'll never be left here alone

Grab a blanket and rest your head
Shift around in your so-called bed
'Cause tonight I am your captain
I hold your life inside my hands

Chorus:
Ride along these empty streets
Wind's blowin', no shoes on my feet
Crazy life fueled by crazy dreams
And all along, you were waiting for me
The captain
Oh, the captain

Let the captain take you home
Fend away those sticks and stones
Mold your life the best I can
'Cause soon you'll be out on your own

Sleep between us in the bed
Guess we'll stay in Memphis instead
'Cause for now I am your captain
I hold your life in my hands

Repeat Chorus

Oh, the captain
Oh, the captain
The captain
Oh, the captain
Waiting for the captain
Waiting for the captain


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    General CommentI first listened to Ingram Hill on lyrics.com actually and I liked them immediately. The Captain is a really calming song. I'm not quite sure who the captain is exactly, maybe God?
    jenazababon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo the best of my knowledge...

    This song was written by Justin (lead) about his nephew. Justin sees himself as "The Captain." I believe this is how he put it at a concert in Baton Rouge.
    rnjholleyon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes ma'am, that's correct. Justin's nephew was ill and had to stay in the hospital overnight a couple years ago. Out of what I'm sure was that stressful time came "The Captain"...which is probably my favorite song ever.
    SweetSadieon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is by far my favorite. It is about his nephew and it reminds me of mine.
    VampireLover94on June 19, 2009   Link

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