Captain's Mess

from by Leslie Hudson

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Captains are good at getting into trouble and great and getting out of it. Religion, politics, romance, war, unmapped territory, alien species, they have it covered. But they’ve got their demons, too.

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Following our orders barely off the ground
Don’t know what we’re doing but we’re getting around
Bumping into Vulcans everywhere we go
And we’re messing up a timeline we don’t know

It’s the Captain’s mess
He’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
We’re professionals
In service for the thrill

I’m a simple yeoman
Fetching forms to sign
Reprimands and transfers
Simple by design
Sometimes I bring coffee but don’t deliver flowers
Sometimes I make house calls after hours

It’s the Captain’s mess
He’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
We’re professionals
In service for the thrill

I just beamed the Klingons over to our ship
One of them will lead the Council
One of them will flip
Hope this doesn’t pull us into civil war
Isn’t this what the Prime Directive’s for?

It’s the Captain’s mess
He’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
We’re professionals
In service for the thrill

I have served the Prophets
Thought I knew my stuff
Now I’ve got the Emissary callin’ my bluff
Didn’t like the old boss
This one’s not as bad
But I don’t wanna be the one to make him mad

It’s the Captain’s mess
He’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
We’re professionals
In service for the thrill

I was not expecting to fly this far away
No one’s gonna know me when I’m old and grey
Didn’t think my crewmate would be a former drone
I don’t think I can do this
I just wanna go home

It’s the Captain’s mess
She’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
We’re professionals
In service for the thrill

Every Captain stumbles
Every Captain shines
Each one carries burdens
Each one crosses lines
Every Captain has a vice
Hidden or exposed
Livin’ hard the life they chose

It’s the Captain’s mess
They’ll clean it up
Or find someone who will
They’re professionals
In service for the thrill
For the thrill

credits

from Yeoman on the Bridge, released November 22, 2016
Leslie Hudson : piano & vocals
Kris Womack : electric guitar
John Cooperider : bass
Dave Toms : drums
Kristian Børresen : synth symphony & beats


Written by Leslie Hudson

Produced by Charlie Jacklin & Leslie Hudson
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Charlie Jacklin at Kerr Village Productions, Oakville ON

Album design by Karl Stahl & Leslie Hudson
Album illustrations by Karl Stahl

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Leslie Hudson Burlington, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is an independent musician, based in the Toronto area of Ontario, Canada.

A unique blend of styles and influences, she can beat the piano into submission or lull it to sleep, depending on her mood.

Armed with a powerhouse voice and more than 25 years of songwriting, she performs solo and with her various bands.

Visit lesliehudson.com for music, bookings and more info.
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