Holes poked in the plastic top,
Air for us to breathe,
Just enough light filters in,
For Ernie, Eb and Steve.

They say that when the top comes off,
The light's too bright to take.
And what you see can frighten you,
There's been talk about a lake.

And if you get to see too much,
You're lifted from the dirt
And run right through,
The length of you
Some say that it hurts.

Stay away from the light,
Try to keep out of sight,
The one on top died of fright,
I sure hope the fish don't bite,
...when the top comes off.

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    General Commentawesome song. this is one of their best. or at least i think it is.
    Lusyphuron May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLol, too bad they don't have the ending on here..

    I am not the fingers..
    I REPEAT..
    I am not the fingers!
    I am the moisture
    And I am the dirt!
    And I am the ??

    And just as the wind,
    And the rain,
    And the sky,
    And the mountains,
    And the streams,
    And the bunny rabbits,
    And the deer,
    And the raccoons,
    And the birds
    And the insects
    And the rocks
    And the Native Americans
    Will far outlast this shit-hole that some people call Civilization!

    So shall I be there!
    So shall I be there when you meet your final end
    Because this is not DISNEYLAND
    This is not PUNK LAND
    This is INDIAN LAND
    This is INDIAN LAND!!
    This is INDIAN LAND!!!!!

    You must be wondering how I know all of these things..
    Well, you know..
    I'm God!

    So listen up, okay?
    My will be done!
    Any corrections are appreciated, since Doc's voice isn't always the easiest to understand. O:)
    scawton July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"--I am the bulleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet traaaaaaaaaaaain." is the part with the (??) in it.
    Rusty_Shacklefordon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe he says "..I am the fallen tree." in those ??'s
    kennyd333on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's possible that he's saying "fallen tree". It's never that easy to understand.
    Rusty_Shacklefordon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about worms and fishing. How do I know? He told me.
    silly.walks2on March 07, 2007   Link

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