"Dream Captain" as written by and Bradford Cox....
Dream captain take me on your ship
I've been feeling like I'm goona be sick
I've been landlocked for too many weeks
I've been feeling like I'm leaving

I'm a poor boy from a poor family
There's nobody left to take care of me

Dream captain take me on your ship
Dream captain take me if you wish
I'll do anything that you need
There's nothing that's left of me

I'm a poor boy from a poor family
I can see where I come from easily
I don't need anybody to tell me what I want
I've already been giving up from my birth

Could take me, hold me, while I see in you
Or would you give me wings so I could fly, fly, or sink and die please!

Dream captain take me on your ship
If you feel that I am best
To belong in the company grip
I want to be on the company ship

I'm a poor boy from a poor family
I ain't got nobody left to take care of me
I can feel it in all my extremities
Dream captain I don't know how long I can live

Dream captain take me on your ship
It's my only, my only wish
I can do whatever you command
I'm a boy man, and you're a man man

I'm a poor boy from a poor family
I ain't got nobody left to take care of me
I'm a poor boy, I'm so dirty
I'm a poor boy, well look into my eyes, look into my eyes.


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"Dream Captain" as written by Bradford Cox

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    My InterpretationGreat song about how impossible it is to keep away from drugs for some people. It's upbeat rhythm is almost tragic.
    pkaileson February 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI like how a lot of Deerhunter songs look at childhood and the past as this hopeful, imaginative state... and that drugs are just an adolescent way of trying to recapture that energy but tend to end in unintended results.

    It's kind of a "Puff the Magic Dragon" thing, though a much nicer execution. The wonder and willingness to dream could be a young boy looking to the Captain, or any of us looking to drugs and other vices, begging for some kind of adventure or elevation.

    Maybe a little shout out to Billy Joel for using the word "Captain" in this way once too.
    interpretatoron September 28, 2014   Link

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