If I were a fish and you were a seashell
Would you marry me anyway?
Would you have my babies?

If I were a fish
If I were a fish
(Lalala : lalala : lalala : lalala)

If I were a bumblebee and you were a puddle
Would I drown in you anyway?
In your soggy eyeballs?

If I were a fish
If I were a fish
(Lalala : lalala : lalala : lalala)

If I were a fish
And you were a puddle
If I were a fish


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    General CommentIt's a wonderfully quirky reference to Tim Hardin's song "If I were a carpenter"

    songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858573268/
    xqzon September 03, 2014   Link
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    General CommentFantastic opening line to a fantastic album:
    If I were a fish and you were a seashell
    Would you marry me anyway?

    Quirky, hilarious at some points, generally, just a nice little song. Conforming to the title of the album, I actually found myself singing along to it the first time I listened. Hehe, such a sweet song. Really lifts nearer to the end when the drums (I believe) kick in.

    Meaning? Hmmm, I feel it's better to leave the song as it is, but from the first verse, I could assume that she's saying that her and someone else are quite different from each other, but she asks if he would be with her regardless of their differences.
    The second verse ("if I were a bumblebee...") implies that not only are they different, but that they're detrimental to each other as well.
    But the last line says that "if she were a fish and he were a puddle" and leaves it at that. In the second verse she says "would I drown in you...?"... argh, don't quite know where I'm going with this. >.<
    Fish can't drown in puddles, can they?
    SpecialCookieson December 14, 2009   Link

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