"Tuna Fish" as written by Francis Eg White, Sigtryggur Baldursson and Emiliana Torrini....
I am lying in my bed
Watching the spider eat the fly
I say "How is that its breakfast even for you"
A little later I am sitting by the window looking out
The red palm is really blowing up the street

I am to stay up to eat breakfast
So I smell my favorite tea
A cup of coffee won't do for me

How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by and they never even try
How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by

Guess it's time for a walk
Just to read some license plates
What is Autumn doing creeping up on me
Going on the tube to scream when the train arrives
Rubbing cress on my skin, God it smells so nice
All the same I think I'll go on rolling up the hill
If I'm lucky you won't see me

How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by come and ask me why
How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by

Did you know that tuna fish float up to the surface
Belly to the moonlight just to cool down their heart down
'Cause it helps them just to think about the hurtful things
I guess it's just one way to get them some sedation

How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by and they definitely die
How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by

How days creep by and they definitely die
How days creep by come and ask me why
How days creep by
How days creep by


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by Foggypebble2

"Tuna Fish" as written by Siggi Baldursson Emiliana Torrini

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    General CommentThis song strikes me as being about insomnia. The lyrics "I'm too stale to eat breakfast" makes me think of someone whose been awake for too long and "how days creep by" could mean that the days are just getting away from her. This is just my opinion though.

    I'd also like to know if tuna fish do that. Hmm, I'll have to research it.
    unconventionalon May 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I'm too stale to eat breakfast
    So I smell my fingertips"

    so she smells her fingertips?
    this part has been nagging me for some time.
    anybody have an idea what the ef she's talking about?
    ahleuchaon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment" Did you know that tuna fish
    Float up to the surface "


    oh.pinknesson March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, this is a little off the topic, but I have to see if someone knows: do tuna fish REALLY float up to the surface, or is emiliana torrini just being weird?

    -Kari
    AlairaKasimeron January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the emotion when she sings. Favorite verses in this song are
    "The red army's really blowing up the street" and "Did you know Tuna Fish float up to the surface, belly to the moon light just to cool their hearts down."
    mkelly87on September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think when fish float to the surface it means they are dead, especially when they float belly to the top.
    it causes that weird effect that she has this naive thoughts ("just to cool their hearts down"). their hearts are indeed very cool...
    KS95on July 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI don't even know what "red army", "its breakfast tv for you", or "I am too stale to eat breakfast so I smell my favorite tea" mean. This song is very sad, it reminds me of the repetitiveness and hopelessness of having a chronic illness. Somebody did a crap job of jotting the lyrics down. THIS is what I hear:

    I am lying in my bed
    Watching the spider eat the fly
    I say "How is that its breakfast even for you"
    A little later I am sitting by the window looking out
    The red Autumn is really blowing up the street

    I am to stay up to eat breakfast
    So I smell my favorite tea
    A cup of coffee won't do for me

    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by and they never even try
    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by

    Guess it's time for a walk
    Just to read some license plates
    What is Autumn doing creeping up on me
    Going on the tube to scream when the train arrives
    Rubbing cress on my skin, God it smells so nice
    All the same I'd think I'll go on rolling up the hill
    If I'm lucky you won't see me

    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by come and ask me why
    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by

    Did you know that tuna fish
    Float up to the surface
    Belly to the moonlight just to cool down their heart down
    'Cause it helps them just to think about the hurtful things
    I guess it's just one way to get them some sedation

    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by and they definitely die
    How days creep by in the greying sky
    How days creep by

    How days creep by and they definitely die
    How days creep by come and ask me why
    How days creep by
    How days creep by
    Foggypebble2on May 13, 2013   Link

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