"Penelope" as written by and Wayne Shorter....
Penelope shoot the apple off my head I need to go to the store to get some sleep.
Because I've run out of sleep.
The row boat came so David stopped arguing with a mime
And waved his arms like wheat.
But when he tried to speak the Prince of Plum
Fell through the roof of his mouth
And handed David an envelope inside was a letter that read
'sir, you were given this envelope by mistake please disregard it'
Nicolynn shoot the candle off my head I need to go to the store to get some beets.
To rub all over my feet.
Andy's joke reminded Gerard that his sloth balloon was owned by Turkish moths.
Gerard's Lebanese boss had sent him out on business
Giving his word that he would keep it looked in the safe
But it was all deceit
Cause once he had the sloth balloon
He traded it to the moths for a lithograph of
"Lady Lamenting On A Lawn Chair".
What interested Balabanoba was building complicated French machines.
Designed to better enjoy the duchess, and she him.
He helps her in the stirrups then he straps himself in
They spend their days in heights of ecstasy.
But wait why then does she look so sad?
Why is her countenance so glum?
Does she tire of mechanical hands or is she pining for the fair Prince of Plum?
Lulubird shoot the doorbell off my head
I need to go to the store to get some treats.
For Gothe,Becket and Keates.
The characters of the "Gay Parade"
Formed a boys choir with Static and the Red King.
But whenever they sing all postal workers
Simultaneously whisper to themselves the word calendar calendar

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"Penelope" as written by Wayne Shorter

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    General Commentso very catchy
    heartcooksbrainon May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's quite impossible to break this great song down into anything remotely coherent so i wont try. reminds me a lot of some old syd barrett songs though, with those sudden melody changes. oh this is one of my favorite from them, so good...
    the8eson March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed, the8es.
    hippomaidenon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHA I LOVE IT!
    imgunnin4uon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites
    Wafflepantson July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has friggin' GENIUS written all over it
    incubustableon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLOVE IT!!
    SoberAlcoholicon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really catchy, and maybe it does have a meaning, but don't ask me what it is 'cause I've no idea. but I kind of prefer it as "nonsense". I'ts more catchy.
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song definately qualifies for genius written in "gibberish". Its catchyness makes it one of my favorites by them though.
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just love listening to this song. It makes me chuckle out loud at work every time.
    "shoot the apple off my head I need to go to the store to get some sleep. Because I've run out of sleep"
    I mean, WTF?
    purple_panda333on July 13, 2007   Link

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