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uh, guys...

I don't know what you found by "looking it up", but the lyrics I posted

came directly out of the liner notes for Peter Gabriel's Security album

which I had on this morning...


Same album with Lay Your Hands On Me, Shock the Monkey, San Jacinto...

hardly obscure. Oh, for the collectors of arcane trivia, this was

one of the first all-digitally recorded pop/rock albums ever done...

And Reggae's not obscure? Don't worry 'bout a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be alright, mon...

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Sorry, Ray. All the ribbing was in good fun. I did not know the song and seemed like others did not. A quick search turned up Heather Nova as the artist for me.

Ya mon, ya did good with the Marley tune only two lines of the song. Three Little Birds is actually the title.

You are up!

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OK. From the sublime to the ridiculous.

You sure know how to hurt a girl

Fewer hugs and no more kisses

Just water for your carburetor

And bearings for your pistons

Rev her engine for your pleasure

Caress and fondle her steering wheel

When you moan and hug her gearshift

Stop! Think how it makes me feel

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Did you ever hear the story about the photo on the cover of that album?


Short version - they needed a cover shot to replace one that they had

been planning on using, and had no money, and the photographer was

coming over to the hotel, so their producer stold a bunch of towel from

the hotel linen service and said "Okay, everyone take off your clothes

and put on some towels and smear this face cream on... this'll be

cool..." They all thought she was nuts, and hated the cover,

which, of course, became the most famous image of them...

oh, Skidmarks on my Heart...

In keeping with the same vein...

Told my girl Ill have to forget her

Rather buy me a new carburetor

So she made tracks saying

This is the end now

Cars dont talk back

Theyre just four wheeled friends now

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O.K. I hope this isn't too obscure,here goes:

When he was young you'd not find him doing well in school.

His mind it turned unto the water

Always the focus of adolescent ridicule

He has no time for farmer's daughters

Alienated from from the clique society a lonely boy finds peace in fishing

His mother insists John this is not what life's supposed to be

Can't you see what your missing

As he says "when I grow up I want to be"

"one of the harvesters of the sea"

"I think before my days are done I want to be a fisherman"

good luck, Mark

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O.K. Hints: 1) The fellow that wrote this song also wrote the theme song for the animated show "Southpark"

2) He's to fishing like Ted Nugent is to hunting.

3) The guy that wrote

this song has had many solo and side projects and has played with

Stewart Copeland, Tom Waits, Warren Haynes, Trey Anastasio and Bernie


4)He's one of the best contemporary bass players.

5)The idea for this song came from an actual event where a fishing boat

was sunk. The last radio message from the vessel "The starboard bow,Oh

my God we're going down" was included in the lyrics of the song.

6)meagain would probably know this song

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Les Claypool of Primus (brilliant)

'John the Fisherman' off of Frizzle Fry.

Re #6 - You are correct sir. Gosh! I'm going to play some Primus right now!

Edit: I didn't know Les was into fishing. Do you know he's coming out with a novel. I haven't checked on this in a while but I thought it was due out this summer. He just couldn't stop coming up with stuff if he tried.

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