Dar Williams

I am the captain and I have been told

That tomorrow we land and my ship has been sold

Now losing this boat is worth scarce a mention

I think of the crew, most of all the first ensign

For all we learned the sea

Guiding a ship, it takes more than your skill

It's the compass inside it's the strength of your will

The first ensign watched as tempests all tried me

I sang in the wind as if God were beside me

For all we learned the sea

You take the wheel one more time like I showed you

We've reached the strait once even I could not go through

I am the captain and I have been told

But I am not shaken, I am eight years old

And you are still young, but you'll understand

That the stars of the sea are the same for the land

And we came to learn the sea


American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More