The bowels gurgle a bit more these days it seems
And he thinks more and more about
The way he saunters 'round
The posture of his father
Is not his chosen destination
But though his head remains in same proximity
His chin with creeping dangle
Moves closer to the ground

He aims his good ear best he can
Towards the conversation
And sometimes leans in awkward
Toward your seat
And if by chance one feels their space too invaded
Then try your best to
Calmly be discreet

Because this septic breathed man that stands before you
Is a champion from days gone by
And the tales of whales and woe
Off his liquored tongue will flow
The light will soft white twinkle
Off the cataracts in his eye

So if by chance you're cornered near the bathroom
Or if he blocks you sprawled in his aisle seat
Embrace the chance to hear some tales of greatness
'Cause he is the most interesting ball of toxins
You're ever apt to meet

Lyrics submitted by ColonelClaypool_00

Of Whales and Woe song meanings
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    General CommentI got back from bonnaroo sometime ago, and Les was the main reson why I attended. Now during the performance he briefly stated that to do your neighbor one better, is just American nature. The song is a satire, displaying in self explanitory lyrics (which causes me to question why I am writing this) the American attitude which is both loathsome and stupid. OH, and I got the fucking set list from the show!
    GreenAndyon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhich has nothing to do with this song, just relized i published this thinking it was One Better. And just as an update, I found out about two months ago that it was not the actual set list, but the stage technition I got it from actualy handed me a photo
    GreenAndyon September 21, 2006   Link

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