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My captain i’m dying
you sent me to hell
you sent me to dream about
a place to lay down

well i’d lay down
in a meadow
not in this cold sand
my captain i’m dying
and you won’t reach out your hand

***

in the high grassy
meadow i met my true love
christine of the flashing eyes
like some light from above

my captain you told me
this was a noble war
now i’ll not see my christine
and i don’t know what for

***

the shots and the screaming
the bombs breaking the night
they broke me right with them
and i’ll never be right

the ash gray horizon
the hate in the eyes
we wake up like ghost men
and sleep under dead skies

***

so it’s one for my country
and i’m slipping away
my captain you sold me
and it’s my price to pay

yes it’s one for my country
as i’m slipping away
christine of the flashing eyes
i’ll see you one day

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from Radical Songs for Rough Times, released September 15, 2020

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Dan Hanrahan Chicago, Illinois

Musician and writer Dan Hanrahan has a long history in out-there folk circles. He specializes in surrealist ballads laced with glam and Brecht. Hanrahan has shared the stage with Gordon Gano and received plaudits from Eugene Chadbourne and Shimmy Disc’s Kramer and has opened shows for They Might Be Giants and Throwing Muses. ... more

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