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Billy Joel - Captain Jack

Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
Tired of living in your one horse town
You'd like to find a little hole in the ground,
For awhile
So you go to the village in your tie dyed jeans
And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
It's like some pornographic magazine
And you smile

[Chorus:]

Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'

Oh yeah,...

Your sister's gone out, she's on a date
You just sit at home and masturbate
Your phone is gonna ring soon, but you just can't wait
For that call
So you stand on the corner in your New English clothes
And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
Ah but still your fingers gonna pick your nose
After all,..

Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'

Oh yeah,...

So you decide to take a holiday
You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet
Ah, there ain't no place to go anyway
What for?
So you got everything, ah, but nothing's cool
They just found your father in the swimming pool
And you guess you won't be going back to school
Anymore.

Captain Jack can get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'

La de da, oh yeah,...

So you play your albums, and you smoke your pot
And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
Oh but still you're aching for the things you haven't got
What went wrong?
And if you can't understand why your world is so dead,
Why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
Well you're 21 and still your mother makes your bed,
And that's too long

Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'
Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack could make you die tonight
Just a little push, and you'll be smilin'

A song written by Billy Joel when he began writing for the Piano Man album. One day during these compositions he was sitting in his apartment in Oyster Bay, Long Island and then looking out the window for an inspiration. His inspiration was found outside his window when he saw a housing project and he witnessed suburban teens going into the house project to obtain heroin from a notorious dealer by the name of "Captain Jack". Although the song is brutal and offensive, Billy Joel gives people the impression of keeping them on their toes. Sometimes being confused for a pro drug song, it is simply the opposite. The anti drug song has awareness and questions what is so horrible about a young teenager's life that he has to sink to such a level as main lining it. The song focuses on a very pathetic loser, just one of the many pathetic souls who have been seen doing heroin in Billy Joel's eyes.

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