I saw seventeen pink sugar elephants
Sitting under a chestnut tree
I said good morning pink sugar elephants
But they wouldn’t speak to me

Each had two eyes but they couldn’t see me there
Each had four legs but they couldn’t go anywhere
And so we just sat
That early autumn morning
Sun not yet risen and magic everywhere

I walked up to one pink sugar elephant
Asked why wouldn’t he speak to me
But he was a factory-made pink sugar elephant
Given to children for treats after tea

He had two eyes but he couldn’t see me there
He had four legs but he couldn’t go anywhere
And so we just sat
That early autumn morning
Sun not yet risen and magic everywhere


Lyrics submitted by figureeight

17 Pink Sugar Elephants song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful, mysterious...
    Mr. Fahrenheiton October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds like a song about a pyschedelic experience. The scenario just seems like one of those early anti-LSD shown in 1970's health class. The whole --- >
    "Each had two eyes but they couldn’t see me there
    Each had four legs but they couldn’t go anywhere
    And so we just sat
    That early autumn morning
    Sun not yet risen and magic everywhere" seems like a trippy time she had trippin on Easter haha.
    Tvose118on April 16, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain