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Old 06-20-2005, 06:51 PM
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Trying to find the name of an 80s song... bear with me here...

It is a catchy tune that has the line "I am the captain" or "I am your captain" or something with captains!

I know that is probably *totally* useless in finding the song name, but if you have some ideas, I'd love to hear them. It's DEFINATELY 80s though, not 70s or 90s, so please keep that in mind.

Throw out some names if you can think of anything... I'll look up the lyrics to verify

Thanks all, and don't give me any crap for tryin -- I have been wanting to find the name for a while, because I really liked the tune when I heard it on the "hits of the 80s" on the radio a few weeks back... but i had a brainfart and completely forgot what I heard :P
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:01 PM
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Anything more than that to go with? I'm online w/ a buddy who is an 80's music genius but "I'm a captain" really isn't much to go on.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:04 PM
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Probably Grand Funk Railroad, "I'm Your Captain".. hmm that is '70 though.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:07 PM
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70's song, I'm Your Captain by Grand Funk Railroad
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:14 PM
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No, it's *not* a 70s song. I specifically said that I just downloaded a piece of it, and that's definately not it. It was by the soul of its character -- an 80s song.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:15 PM
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Anything more than that to go with? I'm online w/ a buddy who is an 80's music genius but "I'm a captain" really isn't much to go on.
It has the "Human League" type of sound... I don't think it's HL, but it sounds like their type of music. More new ageish? Not sure exactly.. this is what I've been wracking my brain over !!
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:17 PM
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It has the "Human League" type of sound... I don't think it's HL, but it sounds like their type of music. More new ageish? Not sure exactly.. this is what I've been wracking my brain over !!
Can you sing some of the hook that you remember and either post it or PM me a link to it?
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It is a catchy tune that has the line "I am the captain" or "I am your captain" or something with captains!

I know that is probably *totally* useless in finding the song name, but if you have some ideas, I'd love to hear them. It's DEFINATELY 80s though, not 70s or 90s, so please keep that in mind.

Throw out some names if you can think of anything... I'll look up the lyrics to verify

Thanks all, and don't give me any crap for tryin -- I have been wanting to find the name for a while, because I really liked the tune when I heard it on the "hits of the 80s" on the radio a few weeks back... but i had a brainfart and completely forgot what I heard :P

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Two songs come to mind, though not particularly Human League-ish...

Blues Image "Ride Captain Ride" from the album Open, released 1970:

Seventy-three men sailed up
From the San Francisco Bay,
Rolled off of their ship
And here's what they had to say.
"We're callin' everyone to ride along
To another shore,
We can laugh our lives away
and be free once more."
But no one heard them callin',
No one came at all,
'Cause they were too busy watchin'
Those old raindrops fall.
As a storm was blowin'
Out on the peaceful sea,
Seventy-three men sailed off
To history.
Ride, captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
Be amazed at the friends
You have here on your trip.
Ride captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
On your way to a world
That others might have missed.

[Instrumental]

Seventy-three men sailed up
From the San Francisco Bay,
Got off their ship
And here's what they had to say.
"We're callin' everyone to ride along
To another shore,
We can laugh our lives away
And be free once more."
Ride, captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
Be amazed at the friends
You have here on your trip.
Ride, captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
On your way to a world
That others might have missed.
Ride, captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
Be amazed at the friends

AND

Styx "Come Sail Away" from the album The Grand Illusion, released 1977:

I'm sailing away, set an open course for the virgin sea
I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow on every shore
And I'll try, oh Lord, I'll try to carry on

I look to the sea, reflections in the waves spark my memory
Some happy, some sad
I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had
We live happily forever, so the story goes
But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold
But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope, and this is what they said
They said come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me

I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise
They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies
Singing come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
Come sail away, come sail away
Come sail away with me
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:31 PM
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I just downloaded a piece of it, and that's definately not it.
From where?????
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:33 PM
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Don't you want me ba-by?
Don't you want me, ooooooooohhhhhhh, whoooooooooo-aaaaaaaa?
There's nothing about a captain in that song.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:35 PM
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this maybe?
When I woke up this morning I was feelin' fine
But this cat starts banging man what a swine.
So I called reception but to no avail
That's why I'm telling you this sorry tale.
It went bang - I said shut up

It went bang - I said rap up.
Well I'm aware that the guy must do his work
But the piledriver man drove me berserk.
He said captain
I said wot

He said captain
I said wot

He said captain
I said wot

He said captain
I said wot d'ya want

Once a lifetime
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If you don't work you get no pay.

I been to the east
I been to the west


But the girls I like best are the ones undressed.

Well
hello Adam
where you been?
I said a'stand aside 'cause I'm feelin' mean


I've had a gutful of you and I'm feelin' bad
'Cause you're an ugly old pirate and ain't I glad.
He said captain
I said wot
. . .
He said captain
I said wot
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I have been wanting to find the name for a while, because I really liked the tune when I heard it on the "hits of the 80s" on the radio a few weeks back... but i had a brainfart and completely forgot what I heard :P
Do you remember which radio station? You might check to see if that radio station posts their playlists on their web site? If they do and you they go back a few weeks, you could try to find the artists/titles being played and then hunt those down.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:18 PM
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"The Captain Of Her Heart" - Double Blue

It was way past midnight
and she still couldn't fall asleep.

This night the dream was leaving
she tried so hard to keep.

And with the new day's dawning
she felt it drift away.
Not only for a cruise
not only for a day

Too long ago, too long apart
she couldn't wait another day for
the captain of her heart.

As the day came up, she made a stop.
She stopped waiting another day for
the captain of her heart.

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Old 06-20-2005, 08:23 PM
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"The Captain Of Her Heart" - Double Blue

It was way past midnight
and she still couldn't fall asleep.

This night the dream was leaving
she tried so hard to keep.

And with the new day's dawning
she felt it drift away.
Not only for a cruise
not only for a day

Too long ago, too long apart
she couldn't wait another day for
the captain of her heart.

As the day came up, she made a stop.
She stopped waiting another day for
the captain of her heart.
I was think about that song but didn't remember who did it. Nice little jazzy/piano number
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:01 AM
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"The Captain Of Her Heart" - Double Blue

It was way past midnight
and she still couldn't fall asleep.

This night the dream was leaving
she tried so hard to keep.

And with the new day's dawning
she felt it drift away.
Not only for a cruise
not only for a day

Too long ago, too long apart
she couldn't wait another day for
the captain of her heart.

As the day came up, she made a stop.
She stopped waiting another day for
the captain of her heart.
Nope, not it

I'll still be listening on the radio to hear somethin
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:56 AM
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Is it a male or female singer? Is it a guitar or keyboard song? Is it pop, rock, hair-band, soul?
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:07 AM
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Is it a male or female singer? Is it a guitar or keyboard song? Is it pop, rock, hair-band, soul?
It's a male singer, I think probably categorized under 'pop' though I couldn't be 100%. It's definately not R&B or anything... it's an upbeat song like Bizzare Love Triangle or somethin That's not the song of course, but I'm just tossing ideas out as I think of them.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:08 AM
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Captain Jack
Piano Man Released: 1973

Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
You're tired of livin' in your one horse town
You'd like to find a little hole in the ground for a while

So you go to the village in your tie-dye jeans
And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
It's like some pornographic magazine, and you smile

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
Oh yeah, yeah

Your sister's gone out, she's on a date
And you just sit at home and masturbate
Your phone is gonna ring soon,
But you just can't wait, for that call

So you stand on the corner in your new English clothes
And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
But still your fingers gonna pick your nose, after all

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
Oh yeah, yeah

So you decide to take a holiday
You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet
Ah, but there's no place to go anyway and what for
You've got everything, but nothin's cool
They just found your father in the swimming pool
And you guess you won't be going back to school anymore

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
La da, da
Oh yeah, yeah

So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
Oh, but still you're aching for the things you haven't got,
What went wrong

And if you can't understand why your world is so dead
And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
Well, you're twenty one and still you mother makes your bed
And that's too long

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
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[Written by Felix Haug and Kurt Maloo]

It was way past midnight And she still couldn't fall asleep This night the dream was leaving She tried so hard to keep And with the new days dawning She felt it driftin' away Not only for a cruise Not only for a day Too long ago, too long apart She couldn't wait another day for The captain of her heart As the day came up, she made a stop She stopped waiting another day for The captain of her heart Too long ago, too long apart She couldn't wait another day for The captain of her heart ---- Instrumental Interlude ---- Too long ago, too long apart She couldn't wait another day for The captain of her heart ---- Instrumental Interlude ---- Too long ago, too long apart She couldn't wait another day for The captain of her heart As the day came up, she made a stop She stopped waiting another day for The captain of her heart Too long ago, too long apart She couldn't wait another day for The captain of her heart
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"The Captain Of Her Heart" - Double Blue

It was way past midnight
and she still couldn't fall asleep.

This night the dream was leaving
she tried so hard to keep.

And with the new day's dawning
she felt it drift away.
Not only for a cruise
not only for a day

Too long ago, too long apart
she couldn't wait another day for
the captain of her heart.

As the day came up, she made a stop.
She stopped waiting another day for
the captain of her heart.
Man I havent thought about that song in a long time....I really like that tune.
Thanks for reminding me...ill try and find it tonight.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for everybody's help thus far... but I thought I made it clear -- it is *not* from the 70s. All the songs listed aren't the one... but I'll keep lookin
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Thanks for everybody's help thus far... but I thought I made it clear -- it is from the 70s. All the songs listed aren't the one... but I'll keep lookin
I think we all understand very clearly that the song *IS* from the 70's.
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I think we all understand very clearly that the song *IS* from the 70's.
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