Oh my captain
my captain
you are not in the same boat as me
it’s true we may both be sailing on the same stormy sea
but your boat is impressive and your sails are so strong
and your crew high in numbers
all of them hypnotized by your perfect song

and mine is a rowboat
just me and some friends
taking shifts on the paddles
with hope that our weak arms might mend

oh my captain
my captain
we did not agree with your sinful intentions
we began to rebel, sabotaging morale
just to get your attention
but you didn’t notice
for you were consumed counting coins from the seabed exhumed
we pooled all our money and bought us this boat
left in the night
no one even took note

and mine is a rowboat
just me and some friends
taking shifts on the paddles
with hope that our weak arms might mend

strength depleting we are forced
to live on the scraps that are thrown overboard
convenient for you we owe for what we take
to keep up or be crushed by the mass of your wake

and mine is a rowboat
just me and some friends
taking shifts on the paddles
with hope that owe weak arms might mend




Lyrics submitted by sarcophaga

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