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​Captain Drag

This song is by Billie Ray Martin and appears on the album 18 Carat Garbage (2001).

Original video
Give me a story
(Tale of a lifetime)
Give me a story
(Tale of a lifetime)
(Tale)
(Tale)

He was a sailor
He was captain of his ship
And his arms were painted and strong
He had his work
And he had his friends
There was only one thing that was wrong

Well, he had a change of mind
He could no longer use
What he knew he didn't choose
Well, he had a change of body
And that's all that he wants you to know

Give me a story
A reason to tell
A tale of a lifetime
Something that is real

Give me a story
Like a long lost friend
'Cause that's all he ever wanted
And that's all he ever did

Now he's a woman
He thought life could go on
But his ship was taken away
He's still a captain
And his arms are still strong
But they don't like the dress that he wears

Oh yes
They had, had a change of mind
They could no longer know
How the wind was gonna blow
He had a change of body
And that's all he ever wanted to be

Oh, give me a story
A reason to tell
A tale of a lifetime
Something I can feel
I've often wondered what these things are for
On a cold night by the harbour

Life in a bottle
Well well
Was never so hard
Oh no it never was, hmmm
All the waves of his passion
Had to break out from under the glass
Oh, with all of the pressure

Oh
Well
Give me a story
A reason to tell
Tale of a lifetime
Something that is real
Yes, give me a story
No beginning and no end
'Cause that's all he ever wanted
And that's all he ever did

And that's all he ever wanted, well well
And that's all he ever did, hmmm
And that's all he ever wanted
And that's all he ever did

CreditsEdit

Written by: Billie Ray Martin, Jon Tiven & Sally Tiven Lyrics by : Billie Ray Martin Backing vocals: Billie Ray Martin & Ann Peebles