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Tobermory (2000)

ďManateeĒ

 

I was talking to a sailor
Down by the sea
I asked him what was normal
About the breeze
And with a grin that took me in
He said look to the lee
And you will find youíre wiser than
The average manatee

And Iíve heard it said
That good times donít come easily

And I know all about
The mileage and the gas
And Iím finding out
Sometimes you swallow hard
Sometimes you pass.

I was talking to a purple girl
Who lived in forests carved from pearl
She wore as rings
Three shining moons.
And I was impressed and did my best
To casualize the scene
I think she might have made it
If Iíd been green.

And Iíve heard it said
That good times donít come easily.

And I know all about
The mileage and the gas
And Iím finding out
Sometimes you swallow hard
Sometimes you pass.

This time I donít need a reason
This time Iím not waiting for the bell
This time the moment is for seizing
So hear me well
I said farewell.

Is this some kind of hurricane
Or doldrums I canít tell
Give me things that work my friend
I need them to work well
Cause Iím tired of playing Magic Stan
And picking up the change
If they never see the wavelength babe
Just tellíem
I got strange.

And Iíve heard it said
That good times donít come easily

I know all about
The mileage and the gas
And Iím finding out
Sometimes you swallow hard
Sometime you pass.

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