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 Wayne Shorter

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Comment:about a goldfish.
    deviliciouson August 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:the 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 Comment:fresh song that almost made me fall in love..
    antiJungleon March 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this 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 Comment:could 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 Comment:A touching song about a man and his... goldfish.
    And yet it still kicks ass.
    ZidaneTribalon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Such a good driving in the rain song
    sigurevanon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think this song is about an amphibian of some sort, maybe a pet fish that is dying...? abs#4 and mr. crow are fabulouso.
    mikison June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The song is definetly about a fish or amphibian or something but it must be a metaphor for something else. I can't figure out what. Anyway its a great song. I love it.
    Ferdilizeron July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yes, it is about a goldfish. if you look at the inside of the cd book thingy... there is a cute drawn pic of a goldfish. i got 2 goldfishes for xmas and named one penelope.. when the first one died... i know it wasnt ol penelope cause it wasnt floatin upside down. haha seriously, then a month later my girl died... and yup... she floated. :0(. but yeah its about a goldfish. this is a neat song, so well put together. rob crowe is a god!!
    WatermelonOfJoyon August 24, 2002   Link

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