When I was a young boy I’d follow the path
Down past the dunes to the sea
And there on the warm sandy beaches we’d lie
The furry old lobsters and me
They’d whistle and squeal as they ran through the waves
So sleek, so furry and fair
But now when I go down to see my old friends
The beaches are empty and bare

Sing hey hidey ho, where’d the old lobster go?
And his body so furry and brown?
Sing ho hidey hey, have they all gone away?
For we haven’t seen many around

New York sends a monster to darken our seas
Cursed be the day that it came
They are ugly and small and not tasty at all
They are lobsters in nothing but name
They don’t smash open clams on their bellies with stones
They have neither whiskers nor paws
And the furry old lobster’s so easily crushed
In the grip of their terrible claws

Sing hey hidey ho, where’d the old lobster go?
And his body so furry and brown?
Sing ho hidey hey, have they all gone away?
For we haven’t seen many around
No we haven’t seen many around
No we haven’t seen many around


Lyrics submitted by CreeperKamikaze

Furry Old Lobster song meanings
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    General CommentI think about how we destroy our sea and environment, killing the animals in it (in this case, the otters), to the point that they'll never return. And then other animals come and take their place. Kinda sad.
    ParanoidRockeron February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn honor of the furry old lobsters
    X_pirate16on April 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...and in promotion of his pressure group, Friends of the Furry Old Lobster.
    GeraldFnordon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol...otters
    Anarchy4FRon June 26, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about nostalgia. Things changed and you think it used to be better. Maybe you're right.
    histmyston November 28, 2014   Link

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