The Residents - Ship's A'Going Down lyrics
Why not live?
The catbird shrilled!
And give a guy a chance!
For soon the moon will sing a tune and I'll be left to dance.
Well, strangers have left on longer trains before.
Yes, shake and shout and cause a spout to be a mockery!
Exist inside a lemon drop and cause no word to be.
If after all this oleo a speck of dust exists,
We'll set aside a common tide 'twixt friend and who he's kissed.
He thought the end was overdue, but daybroke him instead,
And consequently what he read was never what he said.
And don't you never,
Said the ever Enigmatic Foe,
Lose your cool, or after school,
They'll find me home in bed.
What hoe you rake, you fake a taking and a mating moo;
Confuse to lose and quake to break are simple rules to you.
Why send a curly head to bed and know her secrets too?
Glue it down you dripping clown, and be not busy, too;
If a needy, if a seedy lets him come on through.
Keys are not thrust open spores, and neither is a broken store!
There are clothes that haven't been worn,
Feet that haven't been shorn,
There's causes that haven't been given a principle.
Need I say more?
The soft spoken edge was a close fit
With the warped open cracks so many.
The quick brain drained the main
And the ships a goin' down me mates,
The ship she's a goin' down.
The ship' she's a goin' down.