Despite Repeated Warnings Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Egypt Station cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2018-7-7
length: 6:58
producer: Greg Kurstin
piano: Greg Kurstin and Paul McCartney
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
trumpet: Steve Herrman, Tom “Bones” Malone, Kye Palmer, Miguel Guerrero and John Hovorka
mixer: Mark “Spike” Stent
engineer: Paul Boothroyd, Al Schmitt, Greg Kurstin, Steve Orchard, Alex Pasco and Julian Burg
electric guitar: Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney and Brian Ray
Rhodes piano: Paul Wickens
violin: Caroline Campbell, Peter Kent, Michele Richards, Tereza Stanislav, Amy Wickman, Natalie Leggett, Songa Lee‐Kitto, Kathleen Sloan, Josefina Vergara, Katia Popov, Mario de Leon, Everton Nelson, Marcy Dicterow Vaj, Robin Olson and John Wittenberg
background vocals: Brian Ray, Abe Laboriel Jr. and Rusty Anderson
Hammond organ: Paul Wickens
viola: Andrew Duckles, John Metcalfe, Bruce White, Matt Funes, Darrin McCann, Kate Reddish and Robert Brophy
acoustic guitar: Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson and Paul McCartney
percussion: Paul McCartney
harpsichord: Greg Kurstin
harmonium: Paul McCartney
cello: Ian Burdge, Jodi Burnett, Richard Dodd, Rudy Stein and Vanessa Freebairn–Smith
programming: Greg Kurstin
co-producer: Paul McCartney
clarinet: Stuart Clark, Joshua Ranz, Ralph Williams, Dan Higgins and Phillip O’Connor
tenor saxophone: Doug Moffett
trombone: Charles Rose
synthesizer: Paul Wickens
harp: Marcia Dickstein and Gayle Levant
baritone saxophone: Jim Hoke
drums (drum set): Paul McCartney, Greg Kurstin and Abe Laboriel Jr.
bass guitar: Paul McCartney
tuba: Doug Tornquist
assistant mixer: Michael Freeman and Derek Stockwell
assistant recording engineer: Matt Tuggle, Bradley Giroux, Keith Smith, Paul Pritchard, Collin Kadlec, Jamie Kirkham and Steve Genewick
Moog: Paul McCartney and Greg Kurstin
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
Despite repeated warnings
Our danger's up ahead
The captain won't be listening
To what's real said

It feels that there's a good chance
That we've been misled
And so the captain's planning
To steam ahead

What can we do, what can we do
What can we do to stop
This foolish plan going through
What can we do, what can we do
This man is bound to lose his ship and his crew

Despite repeated warnings
From those who are to know
Well, he's got his own agenda
And so we'll go

We shout the loudest
We'll not always be the smartest
But they have their promised moments
Right before they fall
Red sky in the morning
Doesn't ever seem to face him
But a sailor's warning signal
Should concern his soul

How can we stop him?
Grab the keys and lock him up
If we can do it, we can save the day

The engineer is with his wife and daughter Janet
But he misses them so
Although he's working with the best crew on the planet
They'll never want him to go
He had a premonition
He said that something's wrong
And by his own admission
He knew it all along
The captain's crazy but he doesn't let them know it
He'll take us with him if we don't do something soon to stop him

How can we stop him?
Grab the keys and lock him up
If we can do it, we can save the day

No brakes, the engineer cries
The cabin's gonna leak, that's when the temperatures rise
The heat is going up, the engine's gonna blow
And we're gonna be left down below, down below

Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes we can do it

Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Oh yeah

Even life would work out the way you plan it
And that'd be so fine for the wife and Janet
Sometimes you might have to battle through it
But that's the way you learn how you got to do it

Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it
Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it

Despite repeated warnings
Our danger's up ahead
While the captain wasn't listening
To what was said

So we went to the captain
And told him to turn round
But he laughs in our faces
Says that we are mistaken
So we gather around him
And everyone stood around him
Oh, but he should have listened
To the will of the people
It's the will of the people
It's the will of the people

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Opening Station
  • 2 I Don’t Know
  • 3 Come On to Me
  • 4 Happy With You
  • 5 Who Cares
  • 6 Fuh You
  • 7 Confidante
  • 8 People Want Peace
  • 9 Hand in Hand
  • 10 Dominoes
  • 11 Back in Brazil
  • 12 Do It Now
  • 13 Caesar Rock
  • 14 Despite Repeated Warnings
  • 15 Station Ⅱ
  • 16 Hunt You Down/Naked/C‐Link