Captain Albion

Captain Albion

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Captain Albion perform original rock music written straight from the heart and played as such. Wew lover nothing more than having a go for the fans and doing what we do best - playing live, well written, infectious rock songs.

Biography

Captain Albion are a four piece rock and roll band that play well written, original music written straight from the heart. Captain Albion love nothing more than having a go for the fans, after all, the fans are the ones who will dictate just how far they can take this thing.

Captain Albion have a multitude of influences. It's the Rock of INXS and U2 meeting the instrumentation and infectiousness of the Police, meeting the alternative cool of Muse. As much eclectic and different as what you will find out there.

Lyrics

Away

Written By: Daniel van der Meer

I don’t want to be lonely
‘cause to be with you, it’s my light of day
Not in this for money
Just to do what I want to do, every day
So where do I go now?

Just want to stay hungry
To get what I want, be content with my choice
I am so sure of this
I’ll scream and I’ll shout, until I lose my voice
But where do I go now?

Here I stay, for another day
All to be with you, ‘cause you take me away
So here I stay, for another day
All to be with you, ‘cause you take me away

I have hesitation
It’s the one thing, that keeps me in here
I want to break down all the doors
And kill all the demons, and kill all my fears
To whom do I turn now

Here I stay, for another day
All to be with you, ‘cause you take me away
So here I stay, for another day
All to be with you, ‘cause you take me away

All my life, it’s what I said
All to be with you, yeah my baby
All my life, it’s what I need
All to be with you, yeah my baby

What It takes

Written By: Daniel van der Meer

Standing in my way, I know what I want
I know what I need, what do I believe?
Fading in this place, will I go to waste?
Can I hack the pace, what will be my fate?

Saw you in my way, pleading to my face

Ch:
A place of lies and broken promise
Here I lie, waiting for its call
Do I have what it takes to make it?

Standing on the stage, there I found my way
Waiting in the wings, finally came my day
All I want in life, all there in one place
For years I was a slave

Ch:
Sunken dreams and faded memories
A place where other people have been before
Do I have what it takes to be there?

(key change)
I know now what I need, what do I believe?
Do I spend my days, fighting all the way?
Is this what was meant, meant to be for me
Discovered in this way, or getting just a taste

Ch:
Searching for that special something
I pave the way, but no-one will follow
Do I have what it takes to make it?
A place of lies and broken promise
Here I lie, waiting for its call
Do I have what it takes to make it?

{solo}

Ch:
Sunken dreams and faded memories
A place where other people have been before
Do I have what it takes to be there?
A place of lies and broken promise
Here I lie, waiting for its call
Do I have what it takes to make it?

Obsessing

Written By: Daniel van der Meer

You know I love you baby
But I can’t stand to see me losing this time
You know I need you baby
But I can’t stand to see this, I’m losing my mind
Every time

You know I’m thinking of you
And it’s the same thing, every time
I can’t stop thinking of you
It all leads back to me, I’m losing my mind
Every time
I’m losing my mind

I can’t stop, thinking about you now
Pushing you, together again
I’m, obsessing about your life

Repeat verse 2

Life On Yesterday

Written By: Dan van der Meer

Life On Yesterday by Captain Albion

More…more than a feeling
I have no answer, I feel no jealousy

You…you told me your feelings
Waiting for me, to set your heart free

I…I was astounded
You gave to me honestly, so matter of fact

All…All for this moment
All for this lonely way I feel

Only time can give me the courage,
To take stock of who I am today

CHORUS:
(It’s a matter of asking)
It’s a matter of knowing who you are
This life gets better every day
It’s all I am and all I have to say
I live my life, like it was yesterday

Love…Love is a strong word
It’s more than a feeling, more than just instinct

I…I know that you’ll find it
You have to be patient, just wait for your moment

I know you said, you told me, you love me,
It’s such a shame, ‘cause I don’t feel the same

CHORUS:

SOLO

We stood in the alley
Watching the world just walk on by

I…I couldn’t do it
Not for your sake, not for our sake

I try my best to live life honestly
But honestly, it gets harder every day

CHORUS:
(It’s a matter of asking)
It’s a matter of knowing who you are
This life gets better every day
It’s all I am and all I have to say
I live my life, like it was yesterday
I leave a lot when I play the hand of fate
I learn a lot when I try to kill my hate
I leave a lot of room to contemplate

Discography

Album Release: Business Up Front
Released November 2004

EP Release: The Penski Files
Released June 2006

The Penski Files Streaming can be found at
- www.myspace.com/captainalbion
- www.triplejunearthed.com.au/captainalbion

Set List

We had a residency where we were playing 3 sets at 45 minutes each. A typical set-list comprised of about 85% originals and 15% covers. We played old originals, new originals, all at different times and at different places.

The covers we played reflects our "anything" influence. From Proclaimers to INXS to Pete Murray to The Beatles to The Kinks to Roy Orbison, we play it all.