I'm No Captain (Wickerman Session)

from by Friends In America

/
  • Cassette + Digital Album

    LIMITED TO 50! The first time our Be In Love EP has been released physically, along with B-sides and live sessions. Comes on pink cassette with artwork by Stephen Alcala and design by Matthew Rawlings. Download code included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Be In Love/Don't Die Alone via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 50 

      £5 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

lyrics

Retreat
The ballast that's balancing me
Is holding my heels to the concrete
With the tin can rattle of this old bus shelter I'm free
A bottle of clockwork and stream
Above the below's that keep calling,
"Crawl on past my feet"

I'll divvy up all my evenings with an ounce of change
Step outside when it rains
Run laughing through a fire escape
Pull out my lights and ask if they'll glow
In a room filled with nothing bad

Ba da da ba ba
Ba da da ba ba ba ba

Concede
The dust of your daily defeats
Sweep them under the rug where you'll find me
With the toe tap rhythms and this awful weather I'm free
A bundle of buttons and seams left to wait
While your world keeps on working.
Go on, work through your week

I'll divvy up all my evenings with an ounce of change
Step outside when it rains
Throw vodka in your mothers face
Pull out the lights and ask if they'll glow
In a room filled with nothing but...

I never said I was a captain
Yeah, I said that I'd quit smoking
I'm down to two a day
I'm dizzied up by little motions
And my table top's just covered in loose change
Some coffee rings and some markers I nicked from that place

I'll divvy up all my evenings with an ounce of change
Step outside when it rains
Fall forwards and land right on my faith

I grasp for light, and I'm asking you to shine but you say;
"No no no no no no...not today"
"You take the front door, and I'll go the other way"
"We've shone for months, go on and give me a couple of days"
Yeah, I love my life but I won't keep it in a cage

I never said I was a captain
Not today

credits

from Be In Love​/​Don't Die Alone, released November 10, 2016

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Friends In America Glasgow, UK

Friends In America is Matthew Rawlings (vocals, lyrics, guitar) and Hamish Black (guitar, production, instrumentation). Musical soulmates and (figurative) brothers since 2010.

contact / help

Contact Friends In America

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code