"Sing! Captain" as written by and Alexei Perry Dan Boeckner....
There's a town, just a little town
Raining cloud, a hollow sound
When our lover gather round
And if they're cold
Then they're cold
Feed them wine, feed them chrome
We hate this place here
It's our home, It's our home

And your car-collapsing trees and I
Could turn them back to sound
With the torches in our hands we will reduce it
To the ground

I stood outside in the bright black night
Beneath their buzzing power lines
And I saw a number in the sky, in the sky
And if there's a God, he's a little gun
And he holds you closely inside these walls
But he hates his babies most of all

And your car-collapsing trees and I
Could turn them back to sound
With our torches in our hands we will reduce it to the ground
In the parliament there's a little
Hands that are reaching out
You can try and try and try but baby there's no way around

Sing Captain
Sing out loud
Sing, but we're bound
Bound
Sing Captain
Sing out loud
Sing Captain
We're Bound


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    General CommentHere's my guess at the proper lyrics:


    There's a town, just a little town
    Ringed in cloud, a hollow sound
    When our lovers gather round
    And if they're cold
    Then they're cold
    Feed them wire, feed them chrome
    We hate this place here
    It's our home, it's our home

    And your call collapsing treasons, I'd return them back to sound
    With the torches in our hands we will reduce it to the ground

    I stood outside in the bright black night
    Beneath their buzzing power lines
    And I saw a number in the sky, in the sky
    And if there's a God, he's a little gone
    And he holds you closely inside these walls
    But he hates his babies most of all

    And your call-collapsing treasons I'd return them back to sound
    With our torches in our hands we will reduce it to the ground
    In the parliament of days the little hands are reaching out
    You can try and try and try but baby there's no way around

    Sing Captain
    Sing out loud
    Sing, but we're
    Earthbound
    Sing Captain
    Sing out loud
    Sing Captain
    Earthbound
    evangeliaskyeon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlague Park (album this is from) is about the experience of living in the city and the country (big and little places) and how both can be kind of alienating. This song kind of melts those two places together and at the end tries to escape through the figure of the seacaptain, but it aint happening obviously.

    Also, I think it goes "Sing captain / Sing out loud / Sing, but we're earthbound / Sing captian / Sing out loud / Sing captain / Earthbound
    lwsnon June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song it has a cheerfull yet kind of sad quality too it, like life isn't going well but im gonna be happy anyway
    Sunset Rubdownon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that the song could possibly be outlining the disparities between the city and the periphery, but i think it is more about the city growing into the rural areas, and taking it over. SOME REVISIONS TO THE LYRICS:

    There's a town, just a little town
    Raining cloud, a hollow sound
    When our LOVERS gather round
    And if they're cold
    Then they're cold
    Feed them WIRE, feed them chrome
    We hate this place here
    It's our home, It's our home

    And your car-collapsing trees and I'd return them back to sound
    With the torches in our hands we will reduce it
    To the ground.. rest is ok.. i think
    AC SLATERon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its kinda like saying there's beauty in the grime and muck of the city
    like in the line

    I stood outside in the bright black night
    Beneath their buzzing power lines
    And I saw a number in the sky, in the sky

    i think hes talking about neon lights of a city even tho they very well could be
    advertising something stingy like a liquor store
    x...on August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is also kinda of reminiscent to the theme of
    modern world
    x...on August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Feed them WIRE, feed them chrome"

    It sounds pretty clearly like an r opposed to an n, it also makes the second part make more sense.
    GalinKinlinon August 08, 2010   Link

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