the song
title : Captains’ courageous
written by : The Levellers
song copyright : © 1997 Empire Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Mark Chadwick lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Jon Sevink violin
Simon Friend banjo
Jeremy Cunningham bass guitar
Charlie Heather drums
with :
Eddi Reader backing vocal
music
key : A minor
time-signature : ?
tempo : MM 136
form : V B C v V B C v V b C C′ p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Captains’ courageous

kick the sheets and get out of bed
good morning, déjà vu
is this the best thing in my head
good morning, now what to do

look at my day, what’s the first appointment?
lunch in heaven – what a disappointment

I could run away with Captains’ Courageous
I could live on fruit in Montego Bay
I could run a bar in a war-torn front line
I could do it all – but just not today

good morning tv, now what’s been said
around the world while I’m in bed?
oh nothing’s changed, ’cos we’re still being fed
on white lies and stale white bread

look at my day, what’s my next appointment?
dinner in hell – what a disappointment

I could run away with Captains’ Courageous
I could live on fruit in Montego Bay
I could run a bar in a war-torn front line
I could do it all – but just not today

the latest social misery
for four hours every day
I live for them and they live for me
for hours and hours every day

I could run away with Captains’ Courageous
I could live on fruit in Montego Bay
I could run a bar in a war-torn front line
I could do it all – but just not today

I could free my mind become a rich man’s guru
I could take the time just to feed the world
I could drink all day until I find all the answers
I could do it all – but just not today


the recording
personnel
produced by : Jon Kelly
recorded by : Andrew Scarth at Metway, Brighton
mixed by : Andrew Scarth? assisted by Lee Phillips at Westside Studios
mastered by : Tim Young at Metropolis
technical
track timing : 3:15
song timing : 3:13
released on
album : Mouth to mouth track 9