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Everybody listen to me
And return me my ship
I'm your captain
I'm your captain
Though I'm feeling mighty sick
I've been lost now for days uncounted
And it's months since I've seen home
Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Or am I all alone?
If you return me to my home port
I will kiss you Mother Earth
Take me back now
Take me back now
To the port of my birth
(bridge)
Am I in my cabin dreaming?
Or are you really scheming
To take my ship away from me?
You'd better think about it
I just can't live without it
So please don't take my ship from me
I can feel the hand of a stranger
And it's tightening around my throat
Heaven help me
Heaven help me
Take this stranger from my boat
I'm your captain
I'm your captain
Though I'm feeling mighty sick
Everybody listen to me
And return me my ship
I'm your captain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm your captain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm your captain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm your captain
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
I'm getting closer to my home
I'm getting closer to my home
I'm getting closer to my home (repeat until fade).



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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 1:31 am
    It's a song about sailing on a ship towarfs his home and he is happy and sad both about being closer to home
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    robetteNov 29, 2009 at 10:59 am
    I'm a Marine who's duty took him to a country to help people fight off oppression back in 1971. This song kept me from loosing my mind while doing my duty knowing that every day I woke up I was getting closer to my home. My ship was in someone else control. I did make it and did kiss the ground upon arrival back into the USA. Thank you Grand Funk Railroad for the relief

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