“Capsule” Lyrics

Set the groove
Set the mood
Check out what’s on the tube
Close the day
Time to play
Put the sounds on the stereo
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away

Hello people a hundred years from now
It may not make much difference, but I’ll say it anyhow
Let me tell you of the planet and what we’re doing now
It really is bizarre enough to make me take it slow

There are cartoon creations made of people and of lines
Dance around the T.V., and they dance around our minds
A bunch of different holy men pointing different ways
Don’t think, do think, watch out what you say
And we all tried
Yes, we tried

We all kept pluggin’ like a salmon up a stream
Some of us were dancin’
But some of us were screamin’
But we tried
Oh, how we tried

Bunch of different funny people livin’ by the sea
And trying to get to other planets, tryin’ to start another scene
Leaders said, “Come pay us, show you what we mean”
But I learned not to trust them, they were not what they seemed (Hot!)

We all kept pluggin’ like a salmon up a stream
Some of us were dancin’
Some of us were screamin’
While we tried
Oh, we tried

Marie, she looked like Linda with fifty extra teeth
Linda made the cover of a family magazine
And Bonnie was the singer that made both of them dream
But they all lost to disco, the current mating theme

Mm, I’ve never seen a hero
I’ve got five million dreams
I’ve never been to Harlem, but I been somewhere in between
As long as I can keep movin’, I guess I’ll keep up with the scene
I’m dancin’ to the rhythm of the road
Yes, I’m dancin’ to the rhythm of the road

Set the mood
Set the groove
Checkin’ out what’s on the tube
It’s the close of the day
It’s the time to play
I’ll put some sounds on the stereo
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away


Sources

  1. Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma (1979) (record).