All in a day, all for me
Trek across the space
It'll be just like they say
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah

Since I am told, month number three
He has no memory
Of fliers in the night
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah

They went away, they went away
My manta ray is all right, my manta ray is all right
My manta ray is all right, my manta ray is all right

Police they say my mother too
A fish from ocean blue
Above my head that night
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah

They is a way, they is a way
My manta ray is all right, my manta ray is all right
My manta ray is all right, my manta ray is all right

Lyrics submitted by riffic

Manta Ray Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's a code word for UFO's. His family claims they were part of a UFO sighthing when he was a baby.
    Goukuhon May 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"A fish from ocean blue"?
    peripheralon June 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentManta rays (the fish) look really weird, iwonder if the UFOin the sky looked like a ray in the sea?
    borndippyon February 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea i think its "a fish from ocean blue" too.

    absolutely great song.
    velvu124on February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat pixies song that deserve more recongition
    igotfakeidon August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlack Francis's code word for UFO indeed. Awesome song.
    SoundgardeNirvanaon October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song... Have a grat vibe/groove thing goin on... Think I also like it cos charlie boy nuts out in it at the end..
    Tricky1979on April 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCharles had an infatuation with the roswell incident. The Spacecraft involved in the incident was alleged to be of manta ray shaped. At three months of age his mother claimed to see a UFO of this shape. Charles kept things simple, writing about things he was interested in or knew about. This song ponders if the craft journeyed through space just to see him and notes that he cant remember and only knows through others recollections
    mab81ton August 01, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWHAAAAA!?! great song.
    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the little acrobatic connect-the-dots thing he does with the vocals in this song.
    Superaboundon June 26, 2004   Link

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