I tripped on the sprinkler while you were away
and fell on the orchids you planted that day.
My mouth hit the ground and then came open
and a little brown cricket jumped into my throat.

I got to my feet and I soon realized
that I'd saved this small cricket from a certain demise.
In my mouth, he'd avoided being eaten alive
by a hungry old toad sitting under my eyes.
Now preference might show eating bugs ain't my bag
but how is a cricket supposed to know that?
He escaped oral death with an oral disguise.
Well, ironically his decision was wise.

And I can't wait for you to come home
so I can tell you about the cricket and toad.
I can't wait for you to come home
so I can let you know why your orchids won't grow.
I can't wait for you to come home...

I tripped on the sprinkler while you were away
and fell on the orchids you planted that day.
My mouth hit the ground and then came open
and a little brown cricket jumped into my throat.
That cricket, it taught me some things for sure,
that bugs aren't as dumb as I'd taken them for.
I hope that brave cricket doesn't try to go home,
'cause amongst the dead orchids was a hungry old toad.

And I can't wait for you to come home
so I can tell you about the cricket and toad.
I can't wait for you to come home
so I can let you know why your orchids won't grow.
I can't wait for you to come home
so I can tell you about the cricket and toad.
I can't wait for you to come home
so I can let you know why your orchids won't grow.
There ain't no more bugs in my mouth
but I'll try to tell you about it without it.
There ain't no more bugs in my mouth
but I know if I try to speak only speaks will come out.
There ain't no more bugs in my mouth...


Lyrics submitted by Planets89

Dead Orchids, Hungry Toads song meanings
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