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Oh, Penelope
Are you filled with air?
Swallowed oxygen that made 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
Oh, 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


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    General CommentThis is a cover they did for the pinback song "penelope" and i my be crazy but i think the song is about a pet fish that died lol.... but hey i could be wrong lol
    Yourlastsmileon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's what I thought, too, when I listened more & started looking at the lyrics. For a song supposedly about a pet [gold]fish, it's so heartfelt. I like Saosin's cover of the song :)
    loserlovey xon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpinback are awesome, but its pretty weird that saosin covered them.
    dc_sleeps_aloneon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell, I think Saosin is a band with a lot to say.
    I mean really, they can do something like Seven years and go talk about Booty holes?

    I'm not saying they don't mean it when they scream at the crowd, I'm just saying even depressed people have fun sometimes LOL.
    jbandy10on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpinback is phenominal - this cover most certainly is not
    passionfrenzyon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentare you kidding me? i love this cover!!
    r2kdimwiton August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh, saosin did a cover for a song that's about a goldfish. hahaha, its funny though, and a great song.
    sokhangpanon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjbandy10 thankyou for saying even depressed people can have fun sometimes!! Mwah!!
    so.. i was reading these lyrics.. and i was like haha ok the goldfish thing is a neat metaphor or whateva they call it.. but seriously is this song about a goldfish?? called penolope??
    this is one of the most diverse bands i think ive ever heard.. they sing heartfelt songs about goldfish.. and amazing songs about everything else while taking the time to write a few songs about taking the piss outta rap.. which i am all in favor for!! lol love saosin
    Paradox..Charismaon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpara me corazon: what does this mean??
    Ive tried looking for a definition or translation.. or maybe its something thats just common knowledge and i dont know it.. lol
    Paradox..Charismaon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit means "for my heart" in spanish.

    as far as the lyrical content of this song goes, the song is originally by Pinback, a very good band who write some very interesting songs. why Saosin chose to cover it, I dont know. perhaps they are fans of Pinback and chose to cover it out of respect for them, as a tribute of sorts...

    As much as i like the original, i also really like what saosin did with the song. they completely changed the tempo and gave it a different spin.

    kudos to both saosin and pinback for this great song :)
    emo4evron January 15, 2006   Link

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