I heard a story 'bout a walking whale
And in a million years he learned how to sail
Led an expedition out into the deep blue
He was lookin' to kill something just like him
But this one was big and white and still had fins
He said, "You owe me a leg and I'ma see I get it back from you!"

Sailed through the water, high and low
Shootin' harpoons at the beast below
Captain pressed on despite the company's groans
And wouldn't you know? Up came the whale
The boat and crew sucked down to jail
Now that sailor, he belongs to Davey Jones

Another story 'bout a hummingbird
Who sung just to sing, not to be heard
So happened it was captured and thrown in a cage one day
By a woman who loved the sound of its tune
She'd listen everyday from dawn til noon
But the bird wanted out and it just had to find a way

Beat on the cage givin' everything
Back to his perch with a broken wing
Knew right then that it was never gonna break out the door
And so it goes, the bird sung a song
So loud that the lady's ears went wrong
And now that lady, well, she can't hear no more

You can pick what you like and go set sail
Whether it be a hummingbird or a big white whale
And chase it all around like you've met your match
But you'll see what happens when you try
To cage a bird that's meant to fly
Or when you go fishin' for something that you just can't catch

When you go fishin' for something that you just can't catch

Lyrics submitted by bsproutrex

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