Life can be hard
Life can be tough
Life can be an elephant's tusk
I'd like to be an elephant's tusk

Elephants are gray
Elephants are blue
Especially when they're stuck in the zoo
What would you say if it happened to you?

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Elephants Are Gray (Elephants Are Blue) song meanings
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    General CommentWow, This song is a bit abstract. "Life can be hard like an elephant's tusk"...that's pretty simple to understand.

    An elephant's tusks continue to grow while the animal puts a lot of wear and tear on them. So I figure the speaker wants to be tough and able to take whatever life throws at him.

    The second stanza describes the elephant, and by using the colors, but the "blue" being an idiom, it's saying that the way something appears may definitely be different on the inside, or that there's always another way to look at a situation. So always try to be patient with someone's situation and not to jump the gun. Be compassionate and understanding? I don't know. Sorry I'm dumb.
    The Cammenon January 29, 2008   Link

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