Captain Sad and His Ship Of Fools Lyrics

Captain Sad

Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools - MGM Records - 1968





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Captain Sad and The Ship Of Fools | Make The Music Flow
Indian Lake | Ask The Children 
  Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing
The Bridge | The Path Of Love  |  Newspaper Blanket 
  Meet Me At The Wishing Well
The Fantasy World Of Harry Faversham 
  Painting The Day | Can't Measure The Cost Of  A Woman Lost

  Flower Bar

Captain Sad and His Ship of Fools
(B. Cowsill, B. Cowsill)
Lead Singer: Bill

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

You know every naughty lyric,
To every bawdy tune.
I understand you've really been around.
And everybody loves you,
'Cause you take them to the moon.
How is it you can't make it on the ground?

You're Captain Sad on the ship of fools,
I think you should look down.
'Cause your paper ship is soon to run aground.

Now you've traveled around the world,
And collected all the flags.
But the Rand-McNally globe is all you've seen.
And you ramble on for hours,
About the stickers on your bag,
Describing places that you've never been.

You're Captain Sad on the ship of fools,
I think you should look down.
'Cause your paper ship is soon to run aground.

Now everybody's wishing,
They could all be just like you,
They'd sell their souls to do the things you've done.
And they love to hear the stories,
Of the two wars you've been through,
But you know you never fought in either one.

You're Captain Sad on the ship of fools,
I think you should look down.
'Cause your paper ship is soon to run aground.

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Make The Music Flow
(B. Cowsill, B. Cowsill, T. Powers) Lead Singer: Bill

Tune us a sitar neither high nor low.
Tune it right and make the music flow.

Over stretch the string and all the music lies.
Let it be just like too slack and pretty music dies.

Tune us a sitar neither high nor low.
Tune it right and make the music flow.

Take too much and even pleasure loses taste.
Not enough and what's been done can go to waste.

Tune us a sitar neither high nor low.
Tune it right and make the music flow.

(Make the Music Flow.)

Every blazing sun with a cooling snow. (???)
Just as a ____ walks not fast nor walks too slow

(And makes the music flow)
So make the music flow.
(And make the music flow)

Reach to high and pass right by and never touch.
Reach to low and low is high, become too much.

Tune us a sitar neither high nor low.
Tune it right and make the music flow.

Tune it right and make the music flow.
(repeat and fade)

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Indian Lake
(Tony Romeo)Lead Singer: Bill

You take a bus marked Lakewood Drive,
And you keep on ridin' 'til you're out of the city.
Where the air is fine with the sweet smellin' pine,
And the countryside's pretty.
And you see daffodils, peepin' over the hills,
Or a honey lovin' mama bear.
Just take a left at the bridge, (left of the bridge)
Go down to Quakertown Ridge, (go to the ridge now)
And in a minute you're there. (in a minute you're there)

Let's go to-

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

Let's go ah -

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

Indian Lake is a scene you should make with your little one.
Just keep it in mind if you're lookin' to find,
A place in the summer sun.
Swim in the cove, (swim in a cove)
Have a snack in the grove or you can rent a canoe. (you can rent a canoe)
At Indian Lake you'll be able to make the way the Indians do.

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Ask The Children
(Wonderling, Goldfuss, Allane)Lead Singer: Susan and Bill

When you're down and you're feeling lonely,
Take a trip to the park on Sunday.
Ask The Children,
They'll tell you it's all right.
The world's out of sight.

All those little things you call problems.
And you don't know just how to solve them.
Ask The Children,
They'll tell you it's all right
The world's out of sight.

La, la, la, la
Sunshine in their faces.

Hear the sound of laughter,
From the treetops where they hide.
Cowboys shooting Indians,
No one dies.

(no one, no one, no one dies)

(It's all right. Everything is all right)

?????? familiar,
Take a trip to the park this Sunday.
Ask The Children,
They'll tell you it's all right.
The world's out of sight.

La, la, la, la
Sunshine in their faces,
Sunshine in their faces,
You'll see sunshine in their faces.
You'll see sunshine in their faces.

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Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
(Ogerman, English, Nash)Lead Singer: Bob

Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Funny how some people try.
Wonder what he's thinking of them now,
Flying across the sky.

Blue patterns are glimmering and shimmering.
Echoes surrounding me fade into time.
Oh I love you.

Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Gathering ye rosebuds while ye may.
Tomorrow is a different rhyme.
Sing a song of sunshine with your eyes,
Remembering there's always time.

Each rapidly begging for seconds.
Hearts too hungry to even ask why.
I love you.

Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?
Who Can Teach A Songbird How To Sing?

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The Bridge
(Gluck)Lead Singer: Barbara

There's a bridge in Brooklyn someone sells every day.
And a bridge that crosses over San Francisco bay.
There's a bridge that's old and famous in London town.
It's a bridge they sing about that says it's falling down.

There's a bridge that bears the name of George Washington.
And a bridge in Virginia that's a rare and natural one.
There's a bridge for every river in every land.
And a bridge a boy with dreams can build in the sand.

But where's the bridge for people who are valley's apart?
Let's build a bridge. (we can build a bridge)
Let's build a bridge. (we can build a bridge)
A bridge that leads for heart to heart.

There's a bridge for every river in every land.
And a bridge a boy with dreams can build in the sand.

But where's the bridge for people who are valley's apart?
Let's build a bridge. (We can build a bridge)
Let's build a bridge. (We can build a bridge)
A bridge that leads from heart to heart.

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The Path Of Love
(Tony Romeo)Lead Singer: John

Well come on,
Follow down The Path of Love.

Come on little children,
Gather 'round me and hear what I say,
To lead the life you should,
You got to strive to be good every day.

You can brighten the dark,
With a light in your heart,
That'll shine like the sun above,
So come on,
Follow down The Path of Love.

Come on, everybody together.
Come on, let me show you the way.
Come on, we can do much better,
Follow down the Path of Love.

Come on, everybody together.
Come on, let me show you the way.
Come on, we can do much better,
Follow down the Path of Love.

Believe there is someone who loves you,
No matter what.
You can count your blessings,
And be happy with whatever you've got.

Won't you brighten the dark,
With a light in your heart,
And let it shine like the sun above,
So come on,
Follow down the Path of Love.

Come on, everybody together.
Come on, let me show you the way.
Come on, we can do much better,
Follow down the Path of Love.

Come on, everybody together.
Come on, let me show you the way.
Come on, we can do much better,
Follow down the Path of Love.

Come on, everybody together.
Come on, let me show you the way.
Come on, we can do much better,
Follow down the Path of Love.
(repeat and fade)

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Newspaper Blanket
(Cowsill - Cowsill)Lead Singer: Bob

Sad old man, nobody loves him.

Every morning I would see him sleeping in the dew.
He never noticed me as I passed by.
I'd walk by slowly staring at the holes worn through his shoes.
Wondering how he managed to get by.

Sad old man, nobody knows him.
Sad old man, has no place to stay.
And nothing to claim but a broken down park bench.
And a newspaper blanket on a cold winter's day.

The afternoon would come, I'd see him begging by the square.
While I was in the crowd without a mind.
And had I been alone, I would have told him someone cared.
But it never bothered him for he was blind.

Sad old man, nobody loves him.
Sad old man, has no place to stay.
And nothing to claim but a broken down park bench.
And a newspaper blanket on a cold winter's day.

Sad old man, how long will you be here.
Sad old man, how long can you stay.
For if you should leave who'll take care of the park bench.
And the newspaper blanket would be left by the way.

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Meet Me At The Wishing Well
(Cowsill - Cowsill)Lead Singer: Bill

Now you might laugh,
And say I'm just the foolish kind.
I guess I'm not as practical as you.
Laugh all you want,
And be assured that I won't mind.
It takes a foolish mind to do the things I do.

All day long I sit around a wishing well.
Through tears I see a blurry red stained hue.
And who know some day soon,
No one can ever tell.
The scarlet sky might once again be blue.

I'm tossing all my pennies very carefully,
And caringly I wish the world to stay.
Any price I'll pay I'm waiting patiently,
I sense that love will someday have it's way.

Sitting round the wishing well,
And I wish you well.
Will tomorrow be a yesterday?
Maybe if we all sat around a wishing well,
The world wouldn't have to go away. Away

I'm tossing all my pennies very carefully,
Hopefully I'll see a brighter day.
And maybe if we all sat around a wishing well,
The world wouldn't have to go away. Go away.

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The Fantasy World Of Harry Faversham
(Millrose - Hess)Lead Singer: Bill

Harry O !!

She was waiting for him in the castle tower.
Hours slowly slipping by.
He was fighting off the dragons in the forest.
When he heard the maiden cry.
(Harry ! Harry!)
Save me Sir Harry,
I fear for my life
The black _____ will kill me lest I be his wife.

Save me, Sir Harry,
and my heart belongs unto thee

In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
There was nothing that he couldn't do.
In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
Dreams come true. (Oh yes they do)
Dreams come true. (We know they do)

Better drop the bloody drawbridge cried Sir Harry.
Tarry not a moment more.
From the battlements a voice cried out.
With pleasure!
This is what I've waited for.

The two knight did battle.
Sir Harry prevailed.
The maiden was rescued.
Sir Harry was hailed.
There rode off together.
And in love forever they'll be.

In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
There was nothing that he couldn't do.
In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
Dreams come true. (Oh yes they do)
Dreams come true. (We know they do)

In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
Dreams come true, (Oh yes they do)
Dreams come true. (We know they do)

In the Fantasy World of Harry Faversham,
Dreams come true, (Oh yes they do) Tally ho Sir Harry !
Dreams come true. (We know they do)

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Painting The Day
(Barberia - Longa)Lead Singer: Barry

Painting The Day.
When I woke up,
All of the sky looked gray.
So I took my brush and painted the clouds away.
I'm just Painting The Day.

A little dab of sunshine,
Painting The Day,
Making it nice so children can run and play.
Coloring flowers so lovers can give bouquets.
I'm just Painting The Day.

I'm getting all my colors from the rainbow.
And making sure the world is filled with sunglow.
Painting The Day.
Pictures of love,
And giving them all away.
Here's one for you.
Blue skies instead of gray,
I'm just Painting the Day.

I'm getting all my colors from the rainbow.
And making sure the world is filled with sunglow.
Painting The Day.
When I woke up,
All of the sky looked gray.
So I took my brush and painted the clouds away.

I'm just Painting The Day.
Oh blue skies instead of gray,
I'm just Painting The Day.
Yeah blue skies instead of gray,
Oh I'm just Painting The Day.
Blue skies instead of gray,
Yeah I'm just Painting The Day.
Oh blue skies instead of gray...

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Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman Lost
(David Gates) Lead Singer: Bill

The silken skies that so remind and mesmerize, and finally bind me.
The downy softness of herself, forever lingering behind me.
Never ever has there been nor will there ever again.
I want someone to give you love, tenderness,
And be a friend, hanging on until the bitter end.

Now you Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
Now you Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
But it's a heavy loss indeed for those in need.

I've tried to look inside myself to find the strength from which to draw from.
I'm turning inside out and trying to see me from the view she saw from.
But since she tried to go to deep limitations brought her down.
And though I'd like to be her mime, visitations are found,
I gotta find the way she found.

You Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
YouCan't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
But it's a heavy loss to bear when she's not there.

Where she is no one seems to know.
The silken sky has swallowed her up,
Or so it seems.

The morning mystic lips upon the meadow brings a touch of sorrow.
The one I kissed is all alone and may or may not know tomorrow.
Just an ordinary girl, to the ordinary eye.
And so much deeper glows the pain that was litering the door.
You gotta touch and you gotta hold.

You Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
You Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
You Can't Measure The Cost Of A Woman's Lost.
(repeat and fade)

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