Closer To Home (I'm Your Captain)
Grand Funk Railroad
Everybody, listen to me
And return me my ship
I'm your captain, I'm your captain
Though I'm feeling mighty sick

I've been lost now, days uncounted
And it's months since I've seen home
Can you hear me, can you hear me
Or am I all alone
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
  • B-side: "Aimless Lady"
  • the closing track on Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album, Closer to Home (1970)
  • lead vocals on "Closer to Home": Mark Farner
  • Grand Funk Railroad:
         Mark Farner - guitar, keyboards, vocals
         Mel Schacher - bass guitar
         Don Brewer - drums, vocals
  • written by Mark Farner
  • Farner: "I had gone to bed and prayed ... I asked the Creator to give me a song which would reach and touch the hearts of people that he wanted to touch. It came in the middle of night to me as words, and I didn't even realize it was a song, because I write words all the time. I grabbed those words in the morning, because I was playing my guitar in the kitchen of the farm ... I had my flattop guitar. As I was strumming the intro chords to 'I'm Your Captain,' I went, 'Hey man, maybe this is a song.' So I went and got the words, and started constructing the song out of it. I took it to rehearsal that day.
  • length: 5:31 (single), 9:58 (album)
  • Capitol Records label
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