"Alligator" as written by and Edward Droste....
It's a fear, it is near
The shriek becomes ever clear
A bear's teeth
Extra sharp that'll cut you in the heart

Yet a dog's really quick
Try and fight it with a stick
There's no use, give it up
This is life and this is love

You are my alligator
You are my alligator




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"Alligator" as written by Edward Droste

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  • +3
    General CommentI think I like the Choir Version much more.
    caylabirdon December 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentComparing love to an alligator.
    Trying to fight heartbreak, but love is dangerous and hurts.
    Lexie Obscuraon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song by them, easily. it has that melancholy tone of hopeless love.

    in a way, it's sort of their version of...(this comes to mind) lovedrug's paper scars.
    benjam,inon August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does it MEAN?? "You are my alligator"? I love it.
    aubreymcfateon September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPosted lyrics are incorrect.

    Actual lyrics should read:

    It's a fear. It is near. The shriek becomes ever clear.
    It bears teeth: extra sharp that'll cut you in the heart.
    It attacks really quick, try and fight it with a stick.
    There's no use, give it up, this is life and this is love.

    You are my alligator.
    You are my alligator.
    Lornnnon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's actually

    "it's a fear, it is near. the shape becomes ever clear. It bares teeth, extra sharp, that'll cut you in the heart. It attacks really quick, try and fight it with a stick, it's no use give it up, this is life and this is love. You are my alligator"

    I love this song, especially the new version
    booboonahon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the alligator is "life" or "love", the problem that's gotta be confronted, it bears teeth, extra sharp that'll cut you in the heart.
    577048on June 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy should everything be so close to reality? Don't we think that with the grandiouse nature of the music should insite some kind of recogntion of the mystic or mythical--hell, something we cannot name? Like "it's no use, give it up, this is life and this is love" is an Alligator as meaningful metaphor doesn't scream something off in our brains like what a crappy metaphor! The irony is stupendous! Just listen to the music; I swear it is there! (Oh, and is everyone listening to the Choir Version?)
    idiomaticmanneron September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only person that prefers the original recording? It's so simple, as is everything on Horn of Plenty.
    icemelter00on May 23, 2012   Link

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