Captain

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Track 3 of 5 in the EP 'Shallows'. A concept album of love, betrayal and heartbreak.
Captain depicts the obscene sorrow you feel in heartbreak. Feeling as though you can't breathe. Drowning in the emotions. How your whole world can crash on top of you, suffocating you. Once the captain, now struggling to stay afloat.

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The storm is coming now,
The dark’s engulfing me,
I’m in too deep,
She’s the temptress of this sea.
I’m submerged in her waters,
I choke as my lungs fill,
My ship is a wreck now,
My sails are empty.

Hope is all we have, it’s sink or swim.
Hope is all I have.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
How do I compose myself?
Wake me up and clear my senses?
Swim to shore from the sea Bed?
Cos I’m drowning in your shallows.

So I breathe,
In between waves of emotions,
Crashing down on me,
Caused by the words you said,
Swirling round and round my head.
I’ve lost my compass,
And I’ve lost my first mate,
So batten down the hatches,
And anchors aweigh.

Hope is all we have, it’s sink or swim.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
How do I compose myself?
Wake me up and clear my senses?
Swim to shore from the sea Bed?
Cos I’m drowning in your shallows.

Oh, Captain, Captain,
This ship is going down,
Captain, Captain,
Abandon ship now
The only way I’ll stay afloat,
Keep my head above the surface,
Is realise I need no boat…
Cos she’s so shallow.

credits

from Shallows, released March 3, 2014
Captain
Written, produced and performed by Tom Bem,
Ft. Strings by Dexter Britain
Copyright 2013

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