(Hidden track from Sawdust, can be heard approx. one minute after "Mr. Brightside - Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix")

His beard is long and red and
His hat stays on his head and
He asks us all the questions
And we know all the answers!

His heart lies in the ocean -
His devotion's in the city of fun
He's the captain! x 4


Lyrics submitted by timoshuk

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    General CommentThe Captain is Ryan Pardey, road manager for the band. He's Santa Claus in the video for A Great Big Sled. He's also brother to Rod Pardey aka Michael Valentine.
    ilovesteon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol how sweet! Really, they wrote a song for their road manager... how much nicer can you get!!!

    Even if it is only like 40 seconds long...


    OH btw, for anyone who hasn't caught on, this is on Sawdust, hidden at the end of "Mr. Brightside (Jaques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix)" at about 9 min 45 sec. It's really quite hilarious.


    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha this is the randomest song..

    i havnt had a chance to hear it properly but wen i heard it me n my bf were in the middle of having the whole break up discussion... i burst out laughing... i thank it 4 saving our relationship :) lol
    vodkavertigoon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't on my Sawdust. And my Mr. Brightside remix isn't even 9 minutes long so idk. :( I got it off of iTunes so I don't know why I don't have it.
    The Drop Dead Dreamon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt should be there. The Mr. Brightside remix is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long, if you let it keep playing after the song ends, The Captain should start at about the 9 minute 49 second mark. I have the cd but I know others who got it off itunes and they have it. Hope it's there, it's just a tiny song that shows off a bit of The Killers' humor
    ilovesteon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard The Captain it reminded me of Don't Shoot me Santa and it's a funny coincidence it's about the man who plays santa in the Don't Shoot me Santa video clip anyway I love the bit where it yells out he's the captian
    kennayon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard The Captain it reminded me of Don't Shoot me Santa and it's a funny coincidence it's about the man who plays santa in the Don't Shoot me Santa video clip anyway I love the bit where it yells out he's the captian
    kennayon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlmao someone had to say something. ok, so hes a captain with a red beard...
    Rocky1867on October 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's a question of power..its leadership, it's the corruption of power...it's weird! :)
    Nevershotfirston October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have no clue what this song is about. But, when I first bought the album, me and my friend (who is also a killers fan) were sitting in my living room, and I was looking at the track listing on wikipedia, and it said there was a hidden song, so we thought that was cool and went to check it out, and when this song came on we just laughed our asses off for a good 5 minutes.
    Croatian9Deuceon October 26, 2008   Link

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