"Volcanoes" as written by and K. Sykes J. Buffett....
In trouble with the dogs
Yapping like the trogs on that tape
Getting stepped on like a baby
Maybe slept too long
Is that so wrong?

So at sunrise we moved on
At lunch the storm had gone away
I didn't swim
But I watched the waves
While others stayed
Under for over an hour
While lovers hovered around the towel

We washed our mouths at the riverbed
When we noticed something glowing
It was growing
Things are going to change
Hot rainfalls made of magma
Melts Alaska
And in icy Argentine they say now I've seen it all

Who knew? Volcanoes!

In trouble with the gods
We didn't always misbehave
Where the sun shone, now it's gone
We've been waiting for so long
Now it's on.
Not that we would do ourselves in
Funny how things work out in the end

I never learned to swim
Now I'm wasted, I'm too old
Just hold on for as long as you can
I'm so afraid to die

We washed our mouths at the riverbed
When we noticed something glowing
It was growing
Things are going to change
Hot rainfalls made of magma
Melts Alaska
And in icy Argentine they say now I've seen it all

Who knew? Volcanoes!

The frogs, the frogs got it first
And the birds all knew it too
The worst was the worse smell on earth
Silver and snow
Silver and snow

Don't breathe
Don't breathe
Don't breathe
Don't breathe

We washed our mouths at the riverbed
When we noticed something glowing
It was growing
Things are going to change
Hot rainfalls made of magma
Melts Alaska
And in icy Argentine they say
Now I've seen it all

Who knew? Volcanoes!

Who knew? Volcanoes!


Lyrics submitted by wrat, edited by Tyree

"Volcanoes" as written by J. Buffett H. Dailey

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  • +1
    General CommentCorrections, from the liner notes:

    a. so at sunrise we blew dawn
    by* lunch the storm had gone away
    ...
    While lovers hovered around my* towel

    b. then* we washed our mouths at the riverbed
    when we noticed something glowing
    and* it was growing
    things are going to change
    a hard rain falls, made of magma

    c. we did it our way, misbehaved
    ...
    they've* been waiting for so long
    ...
    and we thought that we should do ourselves in

    d. then* we washed our mouths at the riverbed
    ...
    and* it was growing things are going to change
    a hard rain falls made of magma
    melts Alaska

    e. Silver in* snow
    Silver in* snow

    f. and* it was growing, things are going to change
    a hard rain falls, made of magma
    Airdogon May 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis will always be one of the most beautiful songs written..I love the imagery and it's pretty damn self explanatory I would think.. We can get so caught up thinking we'll ruin the earth and then outta nowhere mother nature will just claim back what is hers in her ever changing landscape. Imagine thats how it ends?

    Who knew? Volcanoes!
    hulelamon April 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest.
    proposalson March 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro to this song freaks me out.
    tjwellson March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know !
    i'm scared of 2007...
    but i love it.
    rhapsodicalxon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had just watched White Noise and when I heard the beginning of this song I was all, "OMG! AVP! Nooo!"

    But I listened anyway.
    And I love it. Yay for Islands!
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just bought "return to the sea" the other week. It's so great, this is one of my favourites on the album! It's just too darn catchy though I've had it in my head all day!
    x_Heather_xon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti freaking love this cd.
    adorabelleon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspooky intro
    it sounds like the lyrics are pushing an idea of the world freakishly going into volcano destroy mode, but can that really be it?

    its on the surface, but i dont know
    ryanbredon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find the intro funny.

    I think the song is just about people experiencing the end of the world, as described in the intro.
    ENEPon October 29, 2006   Link

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