O, captain, my captain, you hold up the sails,
To my little boat, where I can see the whales.
You steer me near to where I want to go,
And keep all things steady and go-with-the-flow.
As I play with the fish and dolphins and such,
You continue doing ever so much.
If it weren't for you I couldn't be here,
At the place I've always wanted to be near.
With my goals as the stars and you as my lead,
"Onward!" I shout, "Onward, full speed!"