"Captain Splendid" as written by Adam Levine and Jesse Royal Carmichael....
Nobody cares
About ocean affairs
He's by himself 'cause nobody loves him
Cleaning his sand
Filled boots with his hand
Looking for something but nothing sees him

Happy was he
In spite of his knee
That wasn't there because of his day job
There was a man
Who took to the band
Paying attention tried to adhere him

And he ran
And he shot
But his rivals were sharp
And the kids
In the sand
Struggled finding a plan

Seemingly fine
He slipped on his wine
Terra was healthy but not on a mission

There was a sea
A mythical tease
Our cannons were shot
"Til we couldn't afford them

Others would have died alone
Angels all worked free
Timeless fairs and sing-alongs
Speaking naturally

And he ran
And he shot
But his rivals were sharp
And the kids
In the sand
Struggled deep hand in hand
All the way
From the bay
I could hear them say
All the time
We were dead
And I'm Cap' Splendid

And he ran
And he shot
But his rivals were sharp
And the kids
In the sand
Struggled deep hand in hand
All the way
From the bay
I could hear them say
I don't care
If we're dead
And I'm Cap Splendid


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"Captain Splendid" as written by Jesse Royal Carmichael Adam Levine

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    General Commentoh so beautiful. what does no one write here? i don't get it.. kara's flowers is soo good
    sweet_maaikeon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with u sweet, i love this song its my abso fave! karas flowers are great :)
    firleyon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is deeper than everyone thinks. I think it's about someone, possibly a teen, who is ignored, and he thinks no one cares. However, there is one person who does, and tries to show him more people do, but in the end, the kid kind of goes mental and rampages and kills a bunch of people, then himself, and feels splendid afterwards. Hence, Captain Splendid.

    I could be wrong, but my interpretation is just, I assures you. :)
    Dance With Me Loison May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song is realy deep once you actually listen to the lyrics. I love this song and Kara's flowers. I think it could br to do with a teen.. but i think that it is to do with a war maybe and maybe there are children involved trying to protect themselves and dying for their land hence,
    'And the kids
    in the sand
    struggled deep hand in hand
    All the way
    from the bay
    I could hear them say
    I don't care
    if we're dead
    I am Captain Splendid'
    i dont know if im right but thats the impression i get.
    xMaroon5xon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the opening sounds similar to RHCP's "Under The Bridge" or is it just me
    Triplez47888on August 15, 2009   Link

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