"where there's a will, there's a whalebone" as written by and Nicholas Shanahan Thorburn....
the morning i set sail on a whalbone
the gale force winds made the sky grow
and i was far out in the ocean
when i cut the roof of my mouth on the potion
down down down went the femur
i let my backbone slide into the ether
laying low in a tropical hideout
if anyone finds out; I'll turn their lights out

subtitle: where there's a will there's a whalebone you'll never know/ I set sail that morning and I may not come back from lay low in a tropical hideout just to bust you - tropical/it' s neurotic and exotic/with yet another broke down. incidental n o t accidental/whenfacts track the mental/even within movement/words get arranged for maximum deployment/ words mean will/where theres a tailbone there's a tale gone wrong/ young gang on a boat- t's the same song/same quote/ nature stretches it out note by note/ it's a new state, you don't know the nomenclature, the governor has status with the cutting apparatus/ and that is half the battle/they can't think of how to absorb us us, they can't think of how to absolve me lets's see/ a cancerous mix of young pirates for kicks. signed, seated CGI in congeated blood/this is all on the surreal/ don't appeal to the side where the law resides/ after all that, it's a separatist homocide/ rappers try to carbon monoxide you tried to get entranced by the folks that try to get us by hap-happenstance

busdriver: frame our press show with a whale sternum and a dolphin femur, band breathed lab tech with a solvent in a beaker, well in boom mics and moonlight as a coffin cleaner then poolside I food fight with Hollywood anorexics I'm in a crew of pallbearers and ambidextrous football players we got pool hall flair, remove all layers of industry pretension and augmented physical attributres
Because I'm blanketed in nude doll hair
But with these styles we're shrewd on-air
So we’ve been annexed to an annexed isle
By the radio programmer, half-man reptile
That church of satin bible study tutor choirboy
Prefers the works the tire uninspired and coy
But uhh Driver’s ploy is to show a lot of follow through
Wearing a monocle coming out a fiery void
Collecting style in rental late fees
They never return it after the test drive
Infatuated by a robot’s breast size
We ain’t entertained by balloon animals
Marooned on our tropical safe haven
Everyday is a paid vacation

in the evening I arrived on a wishbone
so I wished all the stars would go home
but one was a dog with it's tail drawn
it wagged as it shed, now it's long gone
I remember the flavour
but I made a choice to stay here
laying low in a tropical hide-out
if anyone finds out, I'll turn their lights out


Lyrics submitted by blahdu

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  • +2
    General CommentHe who drives buses, drives us all.
    NinjaBoberton October 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentps. i love how the dude that posted the lyrics wrote out "fast, incomprehensible talking/rapping" haha
    adorabelleon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS BRILLIANT
    blahduon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI COMPLETELY FUCKING AGREE
    The_Variableon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yes. this song is amaaaazing.
    adorabelleon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoing to see them in three days, I cannot wait to hear this beaaat.
    burningwaffleson May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is by far one of my favorite Islands/Unicorns songs. The instrumentation during the "fast, incomprehensible talking/rapping" reminded me of old Hot Hot Heat (scenes one through thirteen).
    killerBANGSon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmore importantly, can anyone complete that one line? to me it sounds like "i let my backbone slide into the ree-vur (river.)" but i'm not sure. even better, can you transcribe the rap part? i can't hear half of it at all.
    blahduon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the lyrics to the non-rap parts are:

    the morning i set sail on a whalebone
    the gale force winds made the sky grow
    and i was far out in the ocean
    i cut the roof of my mouth on the potion
    and down down down on the femur
    i let my backbone slide into the ether
    laying low in a tropical hideout
    if anyone finds out, i'll turn their lights out

    (rap)

    i gave my life to the wishbone
    so i wished all the stars would go home
    and one was a dog with its tail drawn
    it laughed as it shed now it's long gone
    i remember the flavor
    but i made a choice to stay here
    laying low in a tropical hideout
    if anyone finds out, i'll turn their lights out
    schwazzon June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're definitely right about "i remember the flavour" and "the morning i set sail on a whalebone" ...they sound much better. i'm not completely convinced about the femur/ether part though, although if you're SURE i'll change that too.
    blahduon June 10, 2006   Link

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