"Captain" as written by and Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman....
Captain, turn around and take me home


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"Captain" as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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    General CommentUsing Audacity I found what the slow voice says at the end:

    Blink at the knifelight
    The water, it's cold like when I kneel at Death's Gate
    I am the bringer of the siege
    Like a ground pig who awaits it's master
    I live in a monument to a fallen soldier
    Let me lie awake and condense this fog
    Bring me to harbor
    Bring me to harbor

    It probably is off
    72telecasteron June 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it reeks of helplessness of addiction. Everybody boards the boat thinking it'll be fine and they can handle the sea, then when a storm comes and the waters get choppy and a rogue wave hits, you can only beg to be taken home as the sea has its way with you.

    The whole album seems to start with happiness and brotherly love and outrageousness, then the album touches the core with Captain before spiraling in on itself, leaving behind songs of vapidity and concluding with a hyper real and heartfelt "If You Could Save Yourself".
    brokenbeeron January 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like hes saying you bring me round at the very end i dont get why it only says captain turn around and take me home for lyrics when it never says that in the song
    superjackstrawon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"i dont get why it only says captain turn around and take me home for lyrics when it never says that in the song"

    What are you, retarded? Those are, with the exeption of the barely audible bits at the end, the only lyrics to the song.
    IHateMidgetson March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol that's like the most stupid thing i've ever read,

    "i dont get why it only says captain turn around and take me home for lyrics when it never says that in the song"

    lol, genius
    The_Jammy_Pacon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"i dont get why it only says captain turn around and take me home for lyrics when it never says that in the song" wow, superjackstraw, have you ever even heard this song before? stop ruining this site with fucking bullshit posts, it's really annoying.
    StallionintheRift12on November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspeed this song up about 60% and it turns into a mournful, funky progression supporting a nasty solo from deaner to boot. trippy, i'd like to know what the stanza means.
    Jessuson December 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwith the crazy slowness and trippiness that this song imparts i'd suggest that it's about someone on a bad trip with a friend. deciding that they are not having a good time and wanting it to stop...but it can't
    mimmotoaston March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about feeling like you're not in control of your life and simultaneously not liking the direction it's going in. Instead of being in charge, he is simply a passenger -- imploring the "Captain" to turn around and take him home.

    Very sad; comes from his despair upon realizing that he is headed for ruin (because of his own actions) and there is nothing he can do to save himself except hope and plead.
    Ceejinator9999on September 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song would bring me home from a bad trip. Good job Ween. I've been there.
    JimmyDiggs87on May 15, 2012   Link

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