"Froggie" as written by David Michael Dederer and Christopher Weldon Ballew....
Froggie jumped all over the stage that day

Rolling Stone magazine... sucked him dry and made him king
Froggie let rip with a big burp

Mick Jagger kissin' froggie's lips... studying films of froggie's hips
His eyes are closed cause he's off in a world of ecstasy
Where froggie folks get the froggie scene

WATCH HIM JUMP!

The rocker doctor came downtown to write prescriptions by the pound
And froggie spread it all around

Got 50,000 in his flock
He plays arena animal rock
He can barely stand up straight but somehow he does
Make his way directly to the front of the stage and

WATCH HIM JUMP!!!

The show is over... the band is gone... the crowd is gone...
His girlfriend's gone... his make-up's all been sweated off...
He's all alone...
He goes to fill that one last prescription...
The one with the deadly description...
He swallows it down...
His brain explodes... his eyes implode... his tiny heart goes peuny pop...
His shiny legs refuse to hop... he floats on down...
To a burning place... he looks around... for a friendly face...
The band is there patiently waitin' for a froggie's brand new sonic creation
He starts to ribbit... he starts to kick it

Rolling Sone magazine made him cry and missed the king
Froggie let rip with a big burp

Froggie jumped all over the stage that day


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"Froggie" as written by David Michael Dederer Christopher Weldon Ballew

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    General CommentThis song is about Tom Petty and the rock and roll hell that he has avioded. (Chris says this live on a radio cd recording at the filmore, avaliable here: eil.com)
    JAStewarton December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI won't dispute that it's about Tom Petty as asserted by JAStewart, but I think the song can be applied in a broader sense. The frog is a rock star and the frog experiences the height of glory and fame, then sinks into oblivion and depression and dies from a drug overdose.

    The part from "The show is over" to the end is the best.
    marshmallow1304on September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe frog doesn't die. His brain exploding, and his eyes imploding, and all that ARE illustrations of a terrible drug overdose, but they are exaggerations, and the frog survives. When he gets well again "the band is there patiently waitin" and he is so inspired by the whole experience that he makes a "brand new sonic creation". Then he "starts to ribbit... he starts to kick it", meaning that he kicks his drug habit. As a newly awakened, sober, frog rock star with a new set of songs about his bad experiences with drugs and overcoming addiction he takes the stage again and hops all over that damn thing.
    Dingoon June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, he does die:

    "His brain explodes... his eyes implode... his tiny heart goes peuny pop..."
    "His shiny legs refuse to hop... he floats on down..."
    "To a burning place... he looks around... for a friendly face..."
    "The band is there patiently waitin' for a froggie's brand new sonic creation"
    "He starts to ribbit... he starts to kick it"

    He "floats on down to a burning place" goes to hell and "The band is there patiently waitin' for a froggie's brand new sonic creation"

    So yes he does take to the stage again, but in hell, because he's dead.

    "Rolling Stone magazine made him cry and missed the king"

    Rolling Stone has an obituary for him.
    lolomgroflon August 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure this one's all Elvis. Lyrics fit pretty neatly with his rise and fall
    large black manon July 06, 2015   Link

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