In the overgrowth of the underbrush
Shone a fossil tooth which I must have dropped
Very long ago which reminded me how
We wound up where we are now

Right through those trees I’m not insane
That’s where we came into this place
And if you squint if you squint your brain
I’ll get my paints and I’ll try to paint

Canajoharie
Canajoharie
Where a front flipper first evolved on the day
When a daring mudskipper dragged itself away
Out of Canajoharie
Canajoharie
Call me sentimental but I want to go back
And commemorate the place with a historical plaque

It’s as if a fin reaching from the swamp
Grabbed me by my arm tried to pull me in
But my arm was strong and the fin was an
Inaccurately reconstructed fake

It was right through those trees I’m not insane
That’s where the fin tried to drag me in
Don’t look at me look at where I’m pointing
Close your eyes see what I see


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Canajoharie song meanings
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    General CommentThe song seems to be equating evolution to growing up and leaving town. Personal evolution with human evolution. Reminiscing about old times as well.
    HowardTCoon July 31, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIn the overgrowth of the underbrush
    Shone a fossil tooth which I must have dropped
    Very long ago
    Which reminded me how we wound up where we are now

    Right through those trees, I'm not insane
    That's where we came into this place
    And if you squint, if you squint your brain
    I'll get my paints and I'll try to paint

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Where a front flipper first evolved on the day
    When a daring mudskipper dragged itself away

    Out of Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Call me sentimental but I want to go back
    And commemorate the place with a historical plaque

    It's as if a fin, reaching from the swamp
    Grabbed me by my arm, tried to pull me in
    But my arm was strong
    And the fin was an inaccurately reconstructed fake

    It was right through those trees, I'm not insane
    That's where the fin tried to drag me in
    Don't look at me, look at where I'm pointing
    Close your eyes, see what I see

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    I get the creeping feeling all my old friends are gone
    And that this baby tooth no longer fits in my skull

    If you can draw it in the air
    Or write it down, then you weren't there
    What's gone is mute
    Someone changed the truth
    They smoked the proof
    And there's nothing left of

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Where a front flipper first evolved on the day
    When a daring mudskipper dragged itself away

    Where a rocket ship experiment went awry
    When the prototype exploded on the launching site

    Back in Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Call me sentimental but I want to go back
    And commemorate the place with a historical plaque

    HowardTCoon July 31, 2011   Link

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