"Dodo" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Too big to fly,
Dodo ugly so dodo must die.
Dog go, with fear on its side;
Can't change, can't change the tide.

Dog baiter, agitator,
Asking questions, says he wants to know why.
Ain't no reason that money can't buy.
Mink, he pretty, so mink he must die,
Must die, must die.

Sun, he giving life in his light,
Part of the system.
Friend to man and friend to the trees,
No friend to the snowman.

Where does he go? What does he do?
Does he meet with the mole, the stream, the cloud,
And end up at the bottom of the sea?

Fish, he got a hook in his throat,
Fish, he got problems.

Where does he go? What does he do?
Does he hope he's too small, to poor a haul,
Who'll end up bein' thrown back in the sea?
I'm back in the sea.

Caretaker, horror movie,
Only one eye, only needs one boot.
Sweet lady, she know she looks good.
Vacuum coming for the bright and the brute.

Big noise, black smoke,
So pig-headed, couldn't see the joke.
But it ain't funny, ask the fly on the wall.
It's only living, it don't matter at all,
At all, at all.

Pimp, he make you drool and grunt,
He got an answer.
One, he got a dream of love
Deep as the ocean.

Where does he go? What does he do?
Will the siren team with Davy Jones
And trap him at the bottom of the sea?
I'm back in the sea.
I'm back in the sea.
I'm back in the sea.


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Dodo/Lurker" as written by Mike Rutherford (gb) Anthony George Banks

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    General CommentHey! someone give me insight if ya have it. I've been listening to this song for a while and still am not fully clear. All I can perceive is that life is short and runs in a cycle: ...snowman.
    Where does he go, what does he do?
    Does he meet with the mole, the stream, the cloud
    And end up at the bottom of the sea.

    Then he says: Vacuum coming for the bright and the brute.

    But that riddle at the bottom totally baffles me. Any info? Any insight? Any CLUE???
    LeArtiston March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe riddle at the bottom, I believe refers to a submarine, being made of brownish metal, periodically surfacing for air, needing no wings to manuever. A submarine would have a fear of being FIRED on, and of taking on water. The only part I don't get is the "heart of stone" thing, but everything else seems to point to a submarine.
    BlimpyJoneson April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe second part of the track ("Lurker") is about a submarine. I read on a fan site at one point that the fire mentioned in the song is not a projectile attack, but the reaction fire. Fire consumes oxygen and therefore depletes sailors' air supply faster. As for the "heart of stone", it has been suggested that it is the uranium core that powers a nuclear sub.
    Trbnadoon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a non-sense song. Banks wrote it and, if my memory is correct, wrote alot of the lyrcis on the basis that they rthymed.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a non-sense song. Banks wrote it and, if my memory is correct, wrote alot of the lyrcis on the basis that they rthymed.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a non-sense song. Banks wrote the lyrcis, and said eh wrote them as a rhyme. Much the same the beatles. Did I think it's pure genius. Banks being an excellant lyricist every one assumes that whatever he writes has got to mean something. Hoewever it's just nonsense.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentum, heart of stone could be a nuclear submarine, using Uranium ore as fuel... what do you think?
    zephyrboy64on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that it's a non-sense song. These are guys who grew up in Post-war England, so if the song has a submarine reference, then it's probably intentional. I thought that the whole song was a kind of war song.
    PennyLane6700on September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf the riddle at the end is about a submarine, then the synth break could be some sort of code being transmitted to the radio operator on the sub, sorta like morse code, but with 3 or 4 kinds of dashes being the notes in the break. I may look into that sometime and post back...
    La_Grange57on June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song, like the title track "Abacab", is about nonsense. It's imagery that conjures many ideas. It talks about the nature of certain things and tries to make sense through random connections that end up being more of a stream of consciousness. If there's a recurring theme, it's that of cycles within a system. Relations between forces within the system. Dodo is ugly so it must die. Mink is pretty so it too must die. Cynicism preys on beauty and pacifism? Fish has problems because he has a hook in his throat so he hopes he will be thrown back in the sea because he is too small.... The less important are more fortunate because there is less interest in them from the agitators and aggressors? And so on... Philosophical meanderings jumping from tangent to tangent and illustrating many interwoven concepts that are part of a system.
    justfellinon June 10, 2015   Link

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