"The Minnow & The Trout" as written by and Alison Loren Sudol....
Help me out said the minnow to the trout
I was lost and found myself swimming in your mouth
Help me chief
I've got to plans for you and me
I swear upon this riverbed
I'll help you feel young again

Not your every day circumstance
Hummingbird taking coffee with the ants

[Chorus]
Please, I know that we're different
We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
And what we're made of was all the same once
We're not that different after all

Help me out said the eagle to the dove
I've fallen from my nest so high above
Help me fly
I am too afraid try
Now saddled with a fear of heights
I'm praying you can set me right

Not your everyday circumstance
Elephant sharing peanuts with the rats
And I said

[Chorus]

We are tied in history
Connected like a family

Please, I know that we're different
We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
And what we're made of was all the same once
All the same
We're not that different after all


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"The Minnow & The Trout" as written by Alison Loren Sudol Alison Sudol

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  • +1
    General CommentI love the message of this song
    To me it means that even though we're all different we can still help eachother out
    I mean, it's so true we are all connected in one way or another
    BoysMakeGirlsCryon August 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song by A Fine Frenzy. I fell in love with it when I heard them play it live. It just has a really heartwarming message to it and is a beautiful song.
    spastic_kittyon August 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhile obvious, the use of allegory is very nice. Though we are raised to be sworn enemies, if we can just understand that we all come from the same source (and will one day all return to that same source) then maybe we could get over our differences and start helping each other out!
    ploodieon August 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of when i used to go hiking at this special spot with my best friend. we were big time dorks as we sang "& i said pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, i know that we're different..."

    brings back great memories.
    ConfessionsofaKingon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlistened to this song alot when i was learning about evolution in biology.

    used to think it was my good luck charm for that class.

    <3 still love the song.

    the line...'we were one cell in the sea in the beginning' says it all, i think.
    AlecsPenon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these are the correct lyrics:

    Help me out said the minnow to the trout
    I was lost and found
    Myself swimming in your mouth
    Help me chief
    I've got to plans for you and me
    I swear upon this riverbed
    I'll help you feel young again

    Not your everyday circumstance
    Hummingbird
    Taking coffee with the ants
    And I said

    Please, I know that we're different
    We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    And what we're made of was all the same once
    We're not that different after all

    Help me out said the eagle to the dove
    I've fallen from my nest so high above
    Help me fly
    I am too afraid try
    Now saddled with a fear of heights
    I'm praying you can set me right

    Not your everyday circumstance
    Elephant
    Sharing peanuts with the rats
    And I said

    Please, I know that we're different
    We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    And what we're made of was all the same once
    We're not that different after all

    We are tied in history
    Connected like a family

    Please, I know that we’re different
    We were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    And what we’re made of was all the same once
    All the same
    We’re not that different after all


    It's pretty self-explanatory.
    kyrelleon July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe correct lyrics from "afinefernzy.com":

    help me out,
    said the minnow to the trout
    i was lost and found
    myself swimming in your mouth

    oh, help me chief,
    I’ve got plans for you and me
    I swear upon this riverbed,
    I’ll help you feel young again

    oh, not your everyday circumstance
    the hummingbird
    taking coffee with the ants,
    and I said

    please, I know that we’re different
    but we were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    and what we’re made of was all the same once
    we’re not that different after all
    help me up, said the eagle to the duck
    I’ve fallen from my nest so high above
    oh, help me fly, I am too afraid to try
    now saddled with a fear of heights
    I’m praying you can set me right

    oh, not your everyday circumstance
    the elephant
    sharing peanuts with the rats,
    and I said

    please, I know that we’re different
    but we were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    and what we’re made of was all the same once
    we’re not that different after all

    we are tied in history,
    wide-connected like a family
    we are tied in history,
    wide-connected like a family, a family...

    so please, I know that we’re different
    but we were one cell in the sea in the beginning
    and what we’re made of was all the same once
    we’re not that different after all
    hellboion April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous.
    Swe3tInsanityxxxon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a nice song.

    As said above, it's about how we're not all that different and we all came from the same place.
    LostPostcardson August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell it's definitely a controversial song! About evolution I mean.
    ohplease(!)on September 19, 2008   Link

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