“Capsule” Lyrics

Mike: Well, this is a song off of the uh, Infinite Rider album called uh, “Capsule”. It is a message to the future.

Set the mood
Set the groove
Check out what’s on the tube
Close the day
It’s time to play
Put some sounds on the stereo
And drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away

Hello people a hundred years from now
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
They dance around the T.V., and they dance around our minds
There are a bunch of different holy men pointing different ways
They say don’t think, do think, watch out what you say
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’
While we tried
Oh, how we tried

A bunch of different funny people livin’ by the sea
Trying to get to other planets, tryin’ to start another scene
Their leaders said, “Come pay us, we’ll show you what we mean”
But I learned not to trust them, they were not what they seemed, hot!

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

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

Well, I’ve never been a hero
But I’ve got five million dreams
And I’ve never been to Harlem, but I been somewhere in between
And as long as I can keep movin’, I guess I’ll keep up with the scene
’Cause 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
Check out what’s on the tube
Close of the day
It’s time to play
You put some sounds on the stereo
And drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away
Drift away


Sources

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