Aliah Selah

Aliah Selah

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

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No
Record Label: 
Spiral On Productions

Lyrics

Captian Jack

Written By: Aliah Selah

Captain Jack

I remember Captain Jack with 2 black cats
Reining King of the Laundry Mat
He’d seen a little too much, he’d seen a little too much of life
I wasn’t sure what he was mumblin’ about –
‘til I heard some wisdom slip out
He looked me in the eye and wouldn’t look away

Chorus:
And he asked me what was beautiful -
I thought of many answers but out of curiosity I asked him,
“Hey, what ‘s beautiful ?”
And this is what he said, what he said to me
“Thinkin’ about what’s beautiful
Is the very most beautiful thing you can do.”
And I said, “I think that’s true, Captain Jack.”

I remember Captain Jack with 2 black cats
He was stinkin’ drunk in this laundry mat
‘Cause he lost his faith in America
He wore a politicians clothes yet it never did save his soul
He says, “sometimes democracy, well it’s just hypocrisy”

Chorus:
Then he asked me what was powerful -
I thought of many answers
But out of curiosity I asked him
"Hey, what ‘s powerful?”
And this is what he said, what he said to me
“Thinkin’ about what’s powerful is the very most powerful thing you can do.” And I said, “I think that’s true, Captain Jack.”

Bridge:
Then he told me how he’d just buried a friend
They ‘d seen it together through thick and thin
How could he have left him to drink alone
In the laundry mat they called home

Saw I was getting ready to go
Cause I picked up my bundle a clothes

Chorus:
And he asked me what it means to do laundry yeah
Thought of many answers but out of curiosity well I asked him what is means to do laundry - And this is what he said, what he said to me “Doin’ your laundry well is can wash your soul clean.. if ya know what I mean .” And I said, “I think that’s true, thanks him for his view told him I’d be back in week or two and I said to goodbye to Captain Jack.”

© 2002 Aliah Selah /Spiralonwords Publishing/BMI