I once was the captain of the Enterprise
In case you remember me, Christopher Pike
Just 13 years but a lifetime ago
We stopped to investigate on Talos IV

First officer Mr. Spock was there too
But you won’t recall names of the rest of my crew
When I reflect back on the ship personnel
They were unremarkable but damn professional

I was the hero
I was exploring strange new worlds
I was the hero
I was the one who always got the girl

I had an accident saving the day
Now there’s more machine than man here on display
I can’t speak now but I can flash lights instead
signal 2 for no signal 1 for yes

My body was broken
Somehow I survived
An invalid, yet still of sound heart and mind
I stop to think of opportunities missed
But I can’t cry because my face stays frozen like this

I was the hero
I was exploring strange new worlds
I was the hero
I was the one who always got the girl

I tried but lost all motor functions instead
Let’s hook up a device just like Macintalk Fred
We could continue watching the transmission
But why not wait until next week till it’s done

I once was the captain of the Enterprise
In case you remember me, Christopher Pike
Just 13 years but a lifetime ago
We stopped to investigate on Talos IV

I was the hero
I was exploring strange new worlds
I was the hero
I was the one who always got the girl

 

 

Instrumentation:

Patrick:  Lead Vocals and Guitar
Chris:  Backing Vocals and Accordion
Mike:  Backing Vocals and Lead Guitar
Noah:  Bass
Andy:  Drums