"Hobbit On The Rocks" as written by and Dinning/guss/phillips/nichols....
There's an old Virginian vibraphone
With a calculated gait
And a man who thinks he's Al Capone
With a cumber bun and cape

Don't criticize what a vicar would prize in you
And talk to the man if you feel he needs talking to
And the hobbit on the rocks is crying
And the fish upon the docks are dying

There's an orchestra in rococo
and an insulated dwarf
And the ships are sinking in the sea
As they sail from the shores

Don't criticize what a vicar would prize in you

[Chorus]
And the hobbit on the rocks is crying
And the fish upon the docks are dying
And the hobbit on the rocks is crying
For the grunion in the sand entwining

Don't criticize what a vicar would prize in you
And talk to yourself if you feel you need talking to


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"Hobbit on the Rocks" as written by Dean V. Dinning Glen Richard Phillips

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    General CommentI read that this was a "mailing list" song on the Toad site before they changed it. What does that mean?
    purejoys_darknesson February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know purejoys, but this is my least favorite Toady song.
    Celtic_FCon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentToad used to send out tapes of unreleased tracks to the folks on their mailing list, each tape contained 2 unreleased songs and this appeared on their 1992 tape. it was recorded during the "Fear" sessions and Glen Phillips, their lead singer said "it's a nonsense, gibberish song written in five minutes" it gave them an excuse to have fun in the studio and play around with an XTC styled arrangement
    notwithstandingon October 02, 2008   Link
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    My Opinioni love the line "and talk to yourself if you feel you need talking to". I would defnlee include this song as one of my favorite Toad songs though.
    SavijMuhdroxon November 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPossibly the most fun song in the entire world.
    triviafairyon June 13, 2011   Link

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