Captain and the Kings

I was listening to the gspn LOST podcast last night, and was delighted when the closing song was “Can’t Do This On my Own” by Captain and the Kings (an unsigned band). The song is terrific! I can’t find Captain and the Kings on Amazon, iTunes, or other sources, and even their MySpace Music does not have the “buy option enabled.” To listen to the band when my internet connection is fritzy I had to resort to FreeMusicZilla, but I want badly to purchase a full album — the five songs on my space are just not enough!

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Now that I’ve said how enjoyable Captain and the Kings are, I’ll take a moment to geek out. I suspect the reason Cliff @ gspn played “Can’t Do this On My Own” are the thematic resemblences between the song and the story of the main character of the most recent episode of LOST, “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.”

There’s trouble all around
and iI don’t know what to do
I can trust myself
but I know I can’t trust you
Change my name, dye my hair, and start again
is that what I should do?
You won’t know who I am
but I’ll still know you

Start telling me
What I want to hear
Let’s have the truth for a change
The end is drawing near
Time and time and time and time again
Find myself alone
While I’m crying out for help
I can’t do this on my own

I can’t do this on my own
I can’t do this one alone

There’s a cross-roads up ahead
And each rode looks just the same
I’m listening for your voice
I want someone to blame
All my hopes squared high
I told everyone I knew
I want plans to make it work
I guess they’ve fallen through

I can’t do this on my own
I can’t do this one alone

Listen to Captain and the Kings at MySpace Music.

5 thoughts on “Captain and the Kings”

  1. Hello there

    I stumbled across you post about our music and wanted to let you know that we’ve put ‘can’t do this on my own’ up for free download on our myspace. Just go to the blog and open the free download link.
    No album planned yet, but who knows what the future will bring.
    Happy listening!

    S.

  2. Wow! It’s a big honor! Thanks for stopping by, Steven!

    I’m glad it’s now possible to download “Can’t do this on my own” from your myspace page [1}! Will other songs be up soon, either for free download or sale? I love them all, but “Can’t” and “My own little world” are currently my favorites!

    [1] http://www.myspace.com/captainandthekings

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