I have the captain on the line
Wants to know who made it through this time
Wants to know who's smiling this time

Don't know what the captain has to say, on how this decorated man became a boy
Doesn't want to know that it's bed time
Wants just one more game to see him through night time
Although they took his men away, he wants the paper and the empty box to stay

I have the captain on the line
Wants to know who made it through this time
Wants to know who's smiling this time
Although they took his men away, he wants the paper and the empty box to stay

"Drusky wanted God to return his youth and grant him the guitar-playing skills of the famous guitarists along with resurrecting his mother and his pet pigeon.
If God failed to appear in court, federal rules of civil procedure said he must lose by default."


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    General CommentDonald S. Drusky was an old man who sued God in 1999.

    He wanted "God to return his youth and grant him the guitar-playing skills of the famous guitarists along with resurrecting his mother and his pet pigeon.
    If God failed to appear in court, federal rules of civil procedure said he must lose by default."

    Drusky's lawsuit was dismissed, obviously.

    So, that makes it pretty clear to me, the captain is God ("who's smiling this time, old man?") and the decorated man is Donald Drusky. I believe, "he doesn't want to know that its bedtime" means he doesn't want his life to end, he doesn't want to "go to sleep", he wants to keep playing, keep living.
    Abel Tumacácorion May 06, 2007   Link

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