Courageous Captain Ted

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Kirk was in this songwriting class, and these are lyrics his classmates wrote, which he was assigned to put to music.

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Have you heard the story
Of courageous Captain Ted
He sailed across the ocean
and disappeared inside his head
 
He went out every morning
Until the stars came out at night
Searching and exploring
Hoping he would find
A reason to believe in
Something bigger than himself
But his nets all came up empty
No truth to buy or sell
 
Now he rides the waves up and down, up and down
Just to keep his feet off the ground
Afraid of wanting more
Now he finds his peace within the storm
And rides the waves away from the shore


All his neighbors' sticks and stones
Weighed so heavy on his home
Until one day the roof caved in
And he had to let it go

And from his heart he bled
‘Til all his tears turned red
Courageous Captain Ted

 
Now rides the waves up and down, up and down
Just to keep his feet off the ground
Afraid of wanting more
Now he finds his peace within the storm
And rides the waves away from the shore

Now old and gray he lay
On the broken bed he made
No one there to talk to
Just the echo of the waves

(So) He rides the waves up and down
Just to keep his feet off the ground
Wanting nothing more
Now he finds his peace within the storm
As he rides the waves just like he did before

Courageous Captain Ted…

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from You I We, released December 8, 2016
Written by Kelly Kitchell, Sara Lovell, Kirk Benttinen and Jon Mitchell

Kirk Benttinen: drums
Jon Mitchell: guitar, vocals
Domenic Ruggeri: keys, vocals
Phil Adams: guitar, bass

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