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Another song musing on military rank and the musicians identity. Leaders, captains in a scene of loners and rebels, Dottie.


In my life, I have known captains
not the strongest or the fastest or the best
just captains
I was never captain stuff
follow me! don’t know where you’re goin’- twice!

I was no captain

Reed from the Fantastic Four
Tracy Braidwood – long dropkicks from full back
short back and sides and no teeth
Bob Shearman from Sturt
they were captains

I was no captain

I just liked to drift wide on the wing
float sideways over the pack for a mark and run
I was no captain

Duke Ellington
Count Basie
you’d follow those guys
listen to them - believe them

Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Keith Richard
Those guys needed a structure
a house already burning
Brian Jones
he was a captain
he left maps and strategies for Mick

I was no captain


from Everything Was Funny, released October 1, 2021
Dave Graney - slide and acoustic guitars, vocals.
Clare Moore - drumbeat, vibes.


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From Melbourne, Australia.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore were once in the Moodists, singer and drummer respectively.Then there was the Coral Snakes and and now Dave Graney and the mistLY.
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 and Stuart Perera on guitar since 1998
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