Captain Jim's Drunken Dream Song Lyrics

James Taylor

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Well you country fools in your one horse town you can laugh at me
but it's plain as rain that you've never been down to the southern sea
To see me now is like watching a fish on dry land
I only wish you could see me down in the islands
Mister, that's my home.
What a fool I was to leave the only happiness I've known

You see me coming, you wink your eye and call me Captain Jim
And when I don't do nothin' but walk on by you say baby get a load of him

All I need is the sea and the sky and I know where I stand
Instead of you hicks straight out of the sticks deciding I ain't a man
You'll never understand

Up here I'm a whisky bum but down there I'm a king

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shower the People
  • 2 A Junkie's Lament
  • 3 Money Machine
  • 4 Slow Burning Love
  • 5 Everybody Has the Blues
  • 6 Daddy's All Gone
  • 7 Woman's Gotta Have It
  • 8 Captain Jim's Drunken Dream
  • 9 Don't Be Sad 'cause Your Sun Is Down
  • 10 Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  • 11 Family Man
  • 12 Golden Moments


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    album: Track 8 in album In the Pocket
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
    length: 4:05

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin