I like my happy hippo-pot-a-mus,
she's sleeping under my, matt-er-us.
She shows me Jesus at the bottom of a colt 45!
Oh me oh my, hey my my.

Uh oh oh oh, Uh oh oh oh, Uh oh oh oh
Hey, my my

I like my happy hippo-pot-a-mus,
She leads the way leads the way leads the way leads the,
I'm always wonderin' why shes wonderin' why I'm wonderin' why, I don't know why,
Hey, my my.

Uh oh oh oh, Uh oh oh oh, Uh oh oh oh
Hey, my my

Hey hey, my my
Best learn to live while you're a alive
All you've got is what it gave you
And it can take it way
My my, hey hey
Hey hey, my my
You'd best learn to live while you're alive
It's better to burn out than to fade away
My my, hey hey







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  • +1
    General CommentA lot of this song is from Neil Young's song "My My, Hey Hey".
    Cloud cult uses two lines from his song. the title and the infamous quote.
    Kurt Cobain's suicide note, he ended with "better to burn out than fade away"
    whether this has any thing to do with happy hippo or not. I wanted to put it out there.

    BTW my favorite line in this song is:

    I'm always wonderin' why shes wonderin' why I'm wonderin' why, I don't know why

    Its a jumble of similar words but when pulled apart it makes perfect sense.
    Love cloud cult : )
    Jenna_Bennaon October 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIn the Cloud Cult documentary, Craig says that a lot of the lyrics in this album came from dreams of his in which there was the recurring figure of a hippopotamus, which he would always be chasing or following, and which would always leave new thoughts or insights in his head upon waking. Considered in such a light, this song, which I previously thought was more-or-less nonsense, makes perfect sense, as does the "I'm always wondering why she's wondering why I'm wondering why" line. Awesome song!
    Jacekon September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust about living in sync with nature, i guess.. i looooooove this band but i guess i might be a bit biased since i'm in an environmental studies class
    vulgaron May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this happy fun song, and now I read "colt 45" and am sad:(
    chellixion December 23, 2013   Link

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