"The Yeti" as written by and Fallon/sult/maines/gaster....
Standing waist high in snow,
What brought me here I do not know.
Sky is filled with starry scenes
Of heroes and their greatest deeds.
Satellites move across the sky,
And every year they multiply.
Father bear is sound asleep
And will be so for several weeks.

Across the plain I see a figure,
Every instant growing bigger.
Instinct tells me to run away
While faith proposes that I wave.
He approaches to a rod.
I whisper up a prayer to God.
The stranger asks me with a grin,
"Do you have the time my friend?"

Himalaya is my old time stomping ground
(oh yes, time is of the essence).
Manitoba, better snows I've never found
(oh yes, time is of the essence.)

The author looms above his page
And thinks it strange that at his age
He can not find the proper words
To describe his only world.
One would think that in a life
Where no two snowflakes are alike
One would have a brilliant rhyme
For each and every bit of time.

Himalaya is my old time stomping ground
(oh yes, time is of the essence).
Manitoba, better snows I've never found
(oh yes, time is of the essence.)


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    General CommentThe writer's block meaning makes sense if you compare the Yeti to inspiration. A lot of people search for the Yeti to discover if the creature truely exists, but authors search just as hard to find inspiration.
    supergump88on December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the shit i was blasting it on my cd player when i was burn like a poptateo it was crazy
    crackermcnaccaon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuummmmmmmmm yeti
    crackermcnaccaon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song depicts the unkown, and what you find when you are lost and confused. or they were just watching In Search Of Sasquatch and got inspired to write about his apalachian cousin
    moped_711on March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think part of this song could be interpreted as being about how we have misconceptions about what is different ("Instinct tells me to run away"), but when we confront these misconceptions, they are found to be false, cos the proverbial yeti is actually a damn nice dude! ("The stranger asks me with a grin,
    "Do you have the time my friend?" ") :o)
    downpouron April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI read an interview with Neil where he said this song was about writer's block. I never got it before that, but looking back, the last verse is a dead giveaway.
    SaintJimon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSupergump's guess is the best I've heard.
    Lionboyon August 08, 2008   Link

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