Despite Repeated Warnings By Paul McCartney
Album: Egypt Station
Released : 2018

Despite repeated warnings
Our danger’s up ahead
The captain won’t be listening
To what’s been said

It feels that there’s a good chance
That we have been misled
And so the captain’s planning
To steam ahead

What can we do, what can we do
What can we do to stop
This foolish plan going through
What can we do, what can we do
This band is ’bout to lose his ship and his crew

Despite repeated warnings
From those who ought to know
Well, he’s got his own agenda
And so he’ll go

Those who shout the loudest
Will not always be the smartest
But they have their proudest moments
Right before they fall
Red sky in the morning
Doesn’t ever seem to faze him
But a sailor’s warning signal
Should concern us all


How can we stop him?
Grab the keys and lock him up
If we can do it, we can save the day

The engineer lives with his wife and daughter, Janet
But he misses them so
Although he’s working with the best crew on the planet (The best crew!)
We’ll never want him to go
He had a premonition
He said that something’s wrong
And by his own admission
He knew it all along
The captain’s crazy but he doesn’t let them know it
He’ll take us with him if we don’t do something soon to slow it

How can we stop him?
Grab the keys and lock him up
If we can do it, we can save the day

No brakes, the engineer cries
No one’s gonna leave us when the temperatures rise
The wheel’s going up, the engine’s gonna blow
And we are gonna be left down below
Down below

Yes we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes we can do it

Yes, we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes, we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Yes, we can do it
Yeah, we can do it now
Oh yeah

If life would work out the way you plan it
It wouldn’t be so final for the wife and Janet
Sometimes you might have to battle through it
And that’s the way you learn
How you got to do it

Yes, we can do
Yes, we can do it
Yes, we can do it
Yes, we can do it

Despite repeated warnings
Our danger’s up ahead
While the captain wasn’t listening
To what was said

So we went to the captain
And we told him to turn around
But he laughs in our faces
Says that we are mistaken
So we gather around him
[?]
Know that he shouldn’t listen
To the will of the people
It’s the will of the people
It’s the will of the people

Paul McCartney – Egypt Station  (Album 2018)

1. Opening Station
2. I Don’t Know
3. Come on to Me
4. Happy with You
5. Who Cares
6. Fuh You
7. Confidante
8. People Want Peace
9. Hand in Hand
10. Dominoes
11. Back in Brazil
12. Do It Now
13. Caesar Rock
14. Despite Repeated Warnings
15. Station II
16. Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link

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