"Goldfish Bowl" as written by Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Mark Jones....
The same long faces in the workman's hall
Caramel crisp counts his birds
Cliff chip's lines up his dominoes
Kingfisher lead singer calms his nerves
I'm drinking, sinking, swimming, drowning
Working, smirking, learning, burning, sleeping
Thieving, cheating, beating
I'm eating I'm deep in a goldfish bowl
It's sink or swim
The hall down town just burns to the ground
My boxing ring turned to ash
Red head ginger bread sells tickets at the door
Stella sleep walks in the sand
I'm drinking, sinking, swimming, drowning
Working, smirking, learning, burning
Sleeping, thieving, cheating, beating
I'm eating I'm deep in a goldfish bowl
It's sink or swim they're looking in
Hard up outta luck time to ride the village bike
A bike been used ten times or more
Grape vine here's the wife
Lays down her royal flush
I think I've lost another wife


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"Goldfish Bowl" as written by Richard Mark Jones Kelly Jones

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    General CommentThis is a song about the close knit community that kelly grew up in where everyone knows everyone elses business (kellys dad was the lead singer in a band called the kingfishers) theres no secrets and sometimes its just like living in a goldfish bowl, one of my favorites and the first riff i learnt to play on the guitar!!!
    Floppydogsbitson December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but i have no idea what it means. Maybe the person before me is right, does anyone else know?
    !soniaon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell from what I know, life in a "Goldfish Bowl" means everyone is looking at you or better yet knows who you are. So what I think Kelly is trying to say here is that he might be a little insecure, hence the lines: "I'm drinking, sinking, swimming, drowning, working, smirking, learning, burning, sleeping, thieving, cheating, beating, I'm eating I'm deep in a goldfish bowl." He might be a little anxious about all of these activities he does.
    mysteriosoon March 04, 2014   Link

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