Well, he says he’s got a big boat
A high roller
And everybody knows its name
Oh, it’s a big boat
And it pumps up the poor boy's pride
Says he’s got a big boat
But it’s just a ferry boat
And that makes for a short, short ride

Says he’s got a big boat
A wide load
Enough to bring the party down
Oh yeah, a big boat
It ain’t no Carnival Cruise
Says he’s got a big boat
But it’s just a ferry boat
Enough to fit an extra one or two

Says he’s got a big boat
But it’s just a ferry boat
And that makes for a short, short ride

Says he's got a fast boat
Talk about lightspeed
But everybody knows the truth, oh
Hey, a big boat
Get your oars back in the water, kid
Says he’s got a fast boat
But it’s just a ferry boat
It ain't no faster than a goldfish

Says he got a big boat
But it’s just a ferry boat
And that makes for a short, short ride


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    General CommentThis song just makes me smile.
    kuboon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song. i use to brag about having the g.i. joe aircraft carrier so, maybe i'm the dick?.
    howleykidon September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha... I love this song. The whole Transistor Radio album is incredible, and this one is definitely one of the highlights for me. Listen closely and you'll hear some backing vocals sung by Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley.
    rhymeswithorangeon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat an awesome song. Makes me smile also.
    Such a short, short ride...
    Meansnadatomeon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the pun I guess, of Fairy boat, which could also be ferry boat, which is also another lame boat
    lukewagoneeron February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry to bring down the party, but am I the only one who's thinking that this is a cheeky tribute to Charon? It seems to fit with the rest of Mr. Ward's songs - they can be kind of deathy.
    violexon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOk maybe my head is in the gutter, but the first thing I thought was that the "boat" was in reference to a certain male organ.

    Says he’s got a big boat
    But it’s just a ferry boat
    And that makes for a short, short ride

    The whole song fits but this part is perfect.
    Vickivickyvickieon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought the same thing Vickivickyvickie, haha
    tobaccopaton November 04, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationPREMATURE EJACULATION \o/
    sneakylikeafoxon July 24, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPREMATURE EJACULATION \o/
    sneakylikeafoxon July 24, 2009   Link

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