"Brackish Boy" as written by and Charles Thompson....
This man he was a Mexican
Oh yeah
Adopted into Norwegian
Oh yeah
Turned into American
Oh yeah
But he felt a Mexican
Oh yeah
He was a walking fish
Oh yeah
Down Mexico way
He had to learn Spanish
Oh yeah
He was a walking fish
Oh yeah
He was feeling so brackish
Between Norwegian and English
He decided it was time to go
To find the people that he did not know
But the road to Mexico
Oh yeah
They sure go fast but they should go slow
Oh yeah
Its a dangerous road
By now you know that he was fucked
By now you know he had no luck
He was smashed head on by a giant truck
Down Mexico way


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"Brackish Boy" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentIt's pretty straight forward, a young Mexican man was adopted by Norwegian family, but wanted to go back to Mexico to discover his roots, and met a bad end. Down Mexico wayyyyyyyyy...
    DevastatorJr.on October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm actually not sure what the song is about, but I've always loved the line "By now you know that he was fucked." Made me laugh the first time I heard it.
    bokononiston September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the "walking fish" image refers to a fish out of water: a living being out of his element... that's a Mexican out of Mexico.

    At frankblack.net there's a liner note from him that states this song is based on a true story. Sad.
    Alienoon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou think walking fish could refer to the babel fish? mexican spanish, norwegian and english? i don't know.
    chineselaundryon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA walking fish is a fish out of water. The guy was a fish out of water cos he was adopted into a family that wasn't his culture. Cos he didn't fit in he decided to leave and go back to Mexico but, ironically, he was smashed on the way.

    Dat's what I fink
    Phonophobeon August 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA sad and true story.... I think it's one of Frank's more self-explanatory songs. Simple, elgant and heartfelt.
    Tricky1979on October 08, 2013   Link

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