"Penelope" as written by and Wayne Shorter....
Oh, Penelope
Are you filled with air?
Swallowed oxygen that make you float up?

Is it dropsy?
Where your lungs swell?
It's depressing me to see you struggle.

Oh, Penelope
Are you filled with air?
Swallowed oxygen that make you float up?

Is it dropsy?
Where your lungs swell?
It's depressing me to see you struggle.

I'm treading water with my oars
Glass galleons anchored, ocean's floor
I'm diving down with all my gear
In search of treasure, para me corazon

Take you to the forest.
Let you feel the raindrops falling down
Seeping through your red scales
Eliminate the faucet
Eliminate the need for water
Replace it with a safe shell

Don't want to see you floating upside down
On the top of the bowl when I come around to visit you

Don't want to see you floating upside down
No, girl
Need you there
Need you there
Need you there
Release that air

I'm treading water with my oars ( Release that air )
Glass galleons anchored, ocean's floor
I'm diving down with all my gear ( Release that air )
In search of treasure, para me corazon

Take you to the forest.
Let you feel the raindrops falling down
Seeping through your red scales
Eliminate the faucet
Eliminate the need for water
Replace it with a safe shell

If they summon the rains now
Are you gonna rise?

If they summon the rains now
Are you gonna rise?


Lyrics submitted by fadedplasticflowers

"Penelope" as written by Sebastiano Maggiorana

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentabout a goldfish.
    deviliciouson August 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe first hundred times you listen to it, you tend to think it's about a goldfish. then one day, you're listening to it, a bit hungover, and think that maybe it's about a drug or alcohol problem. then you listen to it again and realize you're reading too far into it. and then you think it's about a fish again.
    oh no, disaster!on March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfresh song that almost made me fall in love..
    antiJungleon March 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me want to ride a horse... yeah that made no sense... excellent music. i love it.
    jedibiatchon May 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcould be a fish, but to me the fish is someone that i care about that has tried to leave this world, or one most familiar to myself and him. no matter what i did to save the "fish" his self destructive habits just sunk him deeper and deeper. yea, i read deep into things, so sue me!
    wickedpixie138on June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA touching song about a man and his... goldfish.
    And yet it still kicks ass.
    ZidaneTribalon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Para mi corazon" means for my heart, indeed.
    a town like parison February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment764-mouser really needs to stfu. We'll decide for ourselves if the lyrics mean something or not, thank you.
    wookion March 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this has been interpreted a bit literally and some assholes refuse to interpret it at all in which case why even bother posting on this song if you dont have anything near an original thought. It seems the death or sickness within his goldfish indeed causes him a lot of pain. But more important and i think what is intended by the lyrics is his reaction to it. He wants to save his fish, change the world so that this fragile being can live. This is not about fish, this is a Holden Caufield complex. Hes asking how does he end the suffering in the ones he loves? He leaves it to us to think about that but if you keeping arguing rather its about a fucking fish or not then I dont think penelope is going to make it.
    yamaleon June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a good driving in the rain song
    sigurevanon June 23, 2006   Link

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