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Captain Subtext

Optional duet: Captain Subtext

POP / HIP-HOP [pensive and offbeat]

  • Style: lighthearted, bouncy, tongue in cheek, fun. [Find an unusual way of saying/singing the word translation. Would it be better to have captain subtext have his own voice? Play around with sound effects?]
  • Approx BPM: Tempo: 96bpm

Verse 1

We’ll meet up one day… Translation
I’ll forget you as I’m walking away

Oh okay, I see… Translation
I have no clue what you’re saying to me

With all due respect… Translation
It’s insolence you should now detect

Yeah, maybe next time… Translation
If that never comes that’s totally fine

 

Chorus

It’s nice to be polite
But it gets in the way
Politeness waters down
What you’re trying to say

So here’s Captain Subtext
To translate all our shite
And show our real meaning
When we’re being polite

 

Verse 2

Erm, yeah I guess so… Translation
Sense the tone I cleary want to say no

Yeah you might be right… Translation
You’re a moron I can‘t be arsed to fight

But you meant well though… Translation
You royally screwed that one up you know

Agree to disagree… Translation
This conversations now over for me

 

Chorus

It’s nice to be polite
But it gets in the way
Politeness waters down
What you’re trying to say

So here’s Captain Subtext
To translate all our shite
And show our real meaning
When we’re being polite

 

Bridge

You say you’ll think it over
Captain says “you already forgot
You say “that’s unusual”
The captain says “you’ve lost the plot

You say “it’s fine, don’t worry”
Captain says “I wanna punch you
You say we’ll catch up sometime
The captain says ”you never do

You say “I’m sure, it looks fine”
The captain says ”it don’t look great
You say “thanks for your opinion”
Captain asks “who are you to dictate?”

You say we’ll talk when we get home
Captain says “you’re in trouble now
You ask ”have you had a look?”
Captain shouts ”look you lazy cow!”

 

Chorus

It’s nice to be polite
But it gets in the way
Politeness waters down
What you’re trying to say

So here’s Captain Subtext
To translate all our shite
And show our real meaning
When we’re being polite 

 

 

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