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Don Van Vliet ( /væn ˈvliːt/, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet widely known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. more »


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Into the sun in my glider 
There`s ah shadow beside her 
Up `n down through the blues 
Clouds give me my silent cues 
I`m up in my glider 
With ah shadow beside her 
It begins t` rain on her window pane 
Up in my glider 
There`s no shadow beside her 
Thunderin` `n lightnin` 
Gettin` pretty frightenin` 
I feel like an outsider 
Then the sun shows through `n right on cue 
There`s ah shadow beside her 
Up `n down through the blues 
I`m up in my glider 
`N I`m tellin` you boys there ain`t no noise 
`N me `n my baby ain`t never gonna bring my glider down

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Written by: DON VAN VLIET

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