"Captain Badass" as written by and Jason Molina....
Departure and worry
And worry, and worry
Still shake me

Resistance failed
Resistance failed
And friendship failed
And friendship failed
As lovers we did not fail
As lovers we did not fail

Brown eyes, your pulse is getting hotter
Brown eyes, your pulse is getting quicker

Quote Captain Badass:
"I am setting your heart on fire
So when you leave me
I will burn on in your soul,"
You won't have to think twice
If it's love you will know

We get no second chance in this life
We get no second chance in this life

So a hot pulse is alright
So a quick pulse is alright
So a hot kiss is alright
So a long kiss is alright
So a long night is alright
And all night is alright

There ain't no contest
Against the final day
We'll rise above us either way
We're either greeted
By life or its reverse
Then each day greeted
By fortune or its reverse

Will you stand up for your one chance?
Will you stand up for love?

We get no second chance in this life
We get no second chance in this life
You won't have to think twice if it's love
You will know

Lyrics submitted by d_lacy

Captain Badass song meanings
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    General Commentwhat's this song mean to me? well it's only my screen name for the love of jason molina! i guess that means i like it!
    captain badasson May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone see the Pitchfork review of _The Lioness_ where this was called "Makeout song of 1999?" I agree totally.
    evilfishmanon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou never really have to think twice if it's love, because you'll just know, deep in your bones, you know. This song's always given me the vibe of "forbidden relationship," I guess because of the dark undertones which imply that they only have one shot at being together. The girl won't admit how she feels and he realizes she won't, but he's saying that no matter what happens, she'll always have to live with him in her past. She can deny her feelings to him all she wants but she can't really deny them to herself. The whole "at friendship we failed, as lovers we didn't" seems to say to me that outside forces kept them apart, but deep down they both love each other, regardless, though they can't be together.

    I love the part about setting someone's soul on fire so that even when they leave, they'll have you with them long afterwards. It's a nice consolation when you feel forgotten or like things are beyond repair with someone.
    delialon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like the way the guy sings this song, it's very pretty.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is almost hypnotizing. I want to learn to play parts of it on the gee-tar.
    Xweezerkidon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. And Songs:Ohia in general. But especially this song. This song just speaks to me. Beautiful.
    StellarColieon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome. it actually kind of reminds me of moondance by van morrison. not the lyrics or anything...just the music and the voice and everything.
    your_name_hereon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmasterpiece. i can hear it on repeat for days and it will still shake me. romantic. hypnotizing. i can't even begin to say how much i love this song. if i ever meet a guy and he can sing this or play this or even puts it on- i will walk away because the last guy i met who liked this song did set my heart on fire. captain badass. and i lied .. i'd probably get lost in a hot pulse- cuz all that is alright.
    eeriemilyon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBest love song ever.
    McWatton July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMakes me wish I wasn't alone right now.
    vortyon December 27, 2006   Link

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