We were at a party
His earlobe fell in the deep
Someone reached in and grabbed it
It was a rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster

We were at the beach
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster

Motion in the ocean
His air hose broke
Lots of trouble
Lots of bubble
He was in a jam
S'in a giant clam
Rock rock
Rock lobster

Down, down

Lobster rock
Lobster rock

Let's rock!

Boy's in bikinis
Girls in surfboards
Everybody's rockin'
Everybody's fruggin'

Twistin' 'round the fire
Havin' fun
Bakin' potatoes
Bakin' in the sun

Put on your noseguard
Put on the Lifeguard
Pass the tanning butter

Here comes a stingray
There goes a manta-ray
In walked a jelly fish
There goes a dog-fish
Chased by a cat-fish
In flew a sea robin
Watch out for that piranha
There goes a narwhal
Here comes a bikini whale!

Rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster
Rock lobster

Lyrics submitted by numb

Rock Lobster Lyrics as written by Cynthia Leigh Wilson Catherine Elizabeth Pierson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Rock Lobster song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +4
    General CommentNot sure what the WHOLE song means (a wild beach party perhaps) but I am ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED that the "motion in the ocean" verse is a very graphic description of a guy whose rubber accidently bursts while he is having sex.

    This song was one of three that could get everyone onto the dance floor every time when I was in college. The other two were "Whip It" (Devo) and "Turning Japanese" (The Vapors). As you can see, I was in college a long, long time ago!
    andyboyon September 16, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is enlightening. No one in the entire universe is unable to enjoy its sweetness factor. Go lobsters!
    honorc74on December 17, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's about a beach party. The beach teens are partying at the top of their powers. I mean, all-out Par-TAY -- and they're having such a blast that they imagine all the sea life is partying too.

    Could be a sexual reference (Guy and girl are doing the lover's mambo. Our Hero's protective device breaks, and his newly uncovered "trouser shark" is in the lady's secret portal)

    Drag the lifeguard's body on top of youra and make out with him

    Not the blue-black shellfish, but muscles as in bodybuilders striding around the seaside to the admiration of all the little femininas

    Could be a derogatory reference to a physically abundant woman in a scanty swimsuit
    CuteSparkinaon August 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti heart this song. i knew it before i heard it. hehe. we were meant for each other. [its reminds me of the rocky horror picture show]
    hatemeon July 12, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentahhhhhh no this songs is crazy as fuck i got blazed and listened to this song it is also in a movie that features the great fletch crangle himself
    crackermcnaccaon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so rad. the shrills of the gal singers, weird-ass vocalision of fred schneider, and crazy surf guitar make this song extremely whack but equally amusing to listen to. no idea what it means, but it does sound like an "all out party of sea creatures" like stoolhardy said.
    musicman144on June 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI went to Sea World, and I was all psyched to see a bikini whale, and I didnt get to :(

    songs good too!
    D4MVPon March 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is fuck up!!! but i love it lol. talk about not having a meaning, well maybe it does has one or many but it all seems just a bunch of stupidity and some nice rhymes here and there...
    awakenpunkon June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song by the B-52s, which is saying a hell of a lot.
    BernsteinBearson October 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is brilliant. Lobsters are the best.
    TaintedGloveon October 30, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top