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It's Saturday night and I'm Your Captain

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Do you have any idea what that song is about?
Bob
Never really thought about it, but:
Grand Funk guitarist Mark Farner wrote this and sang lead. Literally, the song is about the captain of a ship who is sick and fears he is going to lose his vessel. The song has much more metaphoric significance, however. In a Songfacts interview with Farner, he explained how the lyric came to him from the heavens:

"Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o'clock in the morning - I'm always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.
 

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Got it from Farner's explanation. I always looked for non-metaphorical connections. Thought it might be a historically based mutiny or the like when it came out in high school.

Bob
 
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