oh we kissed only once,
in your stripped out apartment,
You sold your furniture,
so we kissed on the carpet.

it’s like a whaling ship
oh, is being on tour you know,
next day you gotta set sail
in your 350 Ford

you were my fiji,
o believe me
those hours with you they
only expand
o you, you were my fiji
o believe me
but I fell in love with
somebody else’s sand
somebody else’s dry land

you’re a stripper now,
in new orleans
fucking whale sank my van and
took my shipmates into the sea.

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    General CommentWhat a great song title.
    criminologyon November 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim guessing that he had a fling with a girl, but like a whaling ship, she had rough waters, she was unstable, always moving. They parted ways and he fell in love with someone else's sand and dry land, which is somone more stable. Then he ran into his once fling, and shes a stripper and a whore, but i dont get the "fucking whale sank my van" part.
    elstortezon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeing on tour is likened to being on a whaling ship, and one tours in a van. I love how his voice sounds in this song, especially the second stanza. and the expanding hours line just kills me.
    mdon06on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA lay-over in the pacific somewhere was fairly normal during the days of tall ships (for example, whaling ships). Often, sailors, even if married at home, would take native women while they were there. It was a temporary thing, and there was no chance of anyone at home finding out.

    I think this song compares the old sailing life with what its like to be out on tour. Many stopovers on "islands" a long way from home, with no chance of anyone finding out.
    dagwoodon August 29, 2006   Link

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