Well I don't have as many friends because
I'm not as pretty as I was
I've kicked myself at times because I've lied
So I will have to learn to stand my ground
I'll tell 'em I won't be around
I'll move on over to your town and hide

And you be the captain
And I'll be no one
And you can carry me away if you want to
And you can lay low
Just like your father
And if I tread upon your feet you just say so
'Cause you're the captain, I am no one
I tend to feel as though I owe one to you, to you

Well I have handed all my efforts in
Searched here for my second wind
Is there somewhere here to let me in I asked
So I slammed the doors they slammed at me
I found the place I'm meant to be
I figured out my destiny at last

And you be the captain
And I'll be no one
And you can carry me away if you want to
And you can lay low
Just like your father
And if I tread upon your feet you just say so
'Cause you're the captain, I am no one
I tend to feel as though I owe one to you, to you

Did I forget to thank you for the ride
I hadn't tried I tend to runaway and hide

And you be the captain
And I'll be no one
And you can carry me away if you want to
And you can lay low
Just like your father
And if I tread upon your feet you just say so
'Cause you're the captain, I am no one
I tend to feel as though I owe one to you

'Cause you're the captain, I am no one
I tend to feel as though I owe one to you
'Cause you're the captain, and I am no one
And I owe one to you, to you


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    Is it me or does the above comment confuse the hell out of you?!??? This is one of my favorite songs of Kaseys. This and "Not Pretty Enough". I recommend downloading this, her voice is incredible and the rthyms are smooth.

    pacsun2871on May 08, 2002   Link
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    The first Kasey song I ever heard, and Ive loved it since day 1... It means heaps, and since im a dumb blonde teenager I cant explain it =/

    kaseyroxon March 20, 2002   Link
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    the captain is a pretty deadly song the song is actually about one of kaseys real life friends whos name was kurt monghetti. her and her boyf went to visit him, and her boyfs dad rang up and he answered the phone as kurt monghetti, wehn her boyf got on the fone he said " who the f*** is captain eddy" the song is basically about kasey wanting kurt to be in the spotlight more than her

    pashon March 22, 2002   Link
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    yeah this song is shit-hot! this and we're all gonna die fully rock, man! i am so totally getting into country and i can't help it...

    festijunkon September 28, 2002   Link
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    I think this song pretty much describes when you're in a relationship with someone you love very much but feel like you're interrupting this person's life just because you're in it, so you just feel guilty for the fact that the other person is not as "happy" as you...

    FelipeTuonion September 20, 2009   Link
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    I disagree with the above comments, but that's what makes it fun. I think it sounds sarcastic. The man in question is selfish and needs everything to be about him, so the girl is sort of like "Yeah, sure, I'll let you run my life." I find it to be very passive-aggressive and bitter.

    cellophanegirlon March 31, 2010   Link
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    Kasey Chambers is a leading Australian female country artist with a unique voice. The meaning of her songs can be found at aussie-country.com

    elvis11100on September 30, 2019   Link
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    I have listened to this song over and over again and it finally hit me. "The Captain" is Jesus.

    marciamarciaon April 13, 2010   Link

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