Despite Repeated Warnings

Album: Egypt Station (2018)
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  • 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 Writer/s: Paul James McCartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Joe Mccormac from Dublin-ireland One of Paul McCartney’s greatest songs and he wrote it when he was 76 years old. Legend
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