"Down By The Bay" as written by and David Whiteley Unknown Pd Writer....
Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever you ever see a goose
kissing a moose?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a whale
With a polka dot tail?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a fly
Wearing a tie?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a bear
Combing his hear?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever see a llama
Eating pajamas?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother will say
"Did you ever have a time
When you couldn't make a rhyme?"
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do


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"Down by the Bay" as written by Raffi Cavoukian Kenneth David Whiteley

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    Song MeaningThis song is about Raffi's childhood living with an abusive, insane, alcoholic meth-addict mother. She was so insane that she would constantly ask him meaningless questions that he couldn't answer, and when he wouldn't give an answer she would beat him. During these beatings Raffi developed disassociative schizophrenia and would imagine himself in his happy place, which was a bay where watermelons grew. The watermelons can also refer to when Raffi's mind finally snapped and he stabbed his mother in the chest. The watermelons referenced could be the "Queen of Hearts" hybrid seedless watermelon variety, another reference to the stabbing.
    NuclearSunon May 19, 2011   Link

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