By the shores of Gitche Gumee
By the shining Big- Sea- Water
Downward through the evening twilight
In the days that are forgotten
From the land of sky blue waters

And I said: Hello Operator
Get me Memphis Tennessee
And she said: I know who you're tryin
to call darlin And he's not home
he's been away
But you can hear him on the airwaves
He's howlin at the moon
Yeah this is your country station
And honey this next one's for you.

And all along the highways
and under the big western sky
They're singing Ooo oooooo
They're singing Wild Blue.
And way out on the prairie
and up in the high chaparral
They hear a voice it says: Good evening
This is Captain Midnight speaking
And I've got a song for you
Goes somethin like this:

Starlight Starbright
We're gonna hang some new stars
in the heavens tonight.
They're gonna circle by day
They're gonna fly by night
We're goin sky high. Yoo Hooooo hooo.
Yeah yoo hooo Ooo Hooooooooo

So good night ladies
And good night gentlemen
Keep those cards and letters coming
And please don't call again.

Geronimo and little Nancy
Marilyn and John F. dancing
Uncle took the message
and it's written on the wall.
These are pictures of the houses
Shining in the midnight moonlight
While the King sings Love Me Tender.

And all along the watchtowers
and under the big western sky
They're singing Yoo Hooooo
They're singing Wild Blue.
And way way up there, bursting in air
Red rockets, bright red glare
From the land of sky blue waters
Sent by freedom's sons and daughters.
We're singing Ooo Hoooooooo
We're singing Wild Blue.
We're singing Ooo Hoooooooo
Ooo Hooooooooo

And dark behind it rose the forest
Rose the black and gloomy pine trees
Rose the firs with cones upon them
And bright before it beat the water
Beat the clear and sunny water
Beat the shining Big- Sea- Water

Lyrics submitted by Lepra Messias, edited by MaxHeiliger

Hiawatha song meanings
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    General CommentHow would you feel if suddenly this song became your life as if you had stepped into some weird alternative universe? We're singing wild blue ...
    sillybunnyon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentParaphrased poetry ...

    Let’s stop and watch this creature—at our leisure.
    [all sighs and sweaty hair …]
    Black devils.
    Inquisitive as dwarfs.
    They knew where I was sensitive
    And looked me up and down
    As cool as delinquents—watch a madman clown.
    Love is seated—on the throne of humanity.
    Laughs and blows bubbles in gay swirls
    I hear the skull beg his friend:
    When is this brutal, ridiculous sport going to end?
    Meanwhile—the woman from her strawberry lips
    Lets flow these words:
    Oh Avalanche—take me with you in your slide!
    But the child answers:
    I am torn apart.
    Oh lips of the childlike laugh
    Witch with the alluring mouth
    Mysteries are dimly seen …
    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link

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