The Waterboys We Are Jonah Lyrics

And the well known fox
Stepped up to make his speech
His ship was on the rocks
And rescue out of reach
Spotlit he stood
Said what he thought he should

Half the crowd did laugh
Though there was no joke
And soon the other half
Were swallowed up in smoke
A robber on the wing
Could be heard to sing
The strangest thing

Grandma
We are Jonah
Rolling along
In the teeth of the whale
Then the plane did land
For some it did not crash

From it emerged a man
In trainers and mustache
Down he laid his load
Upon the hated road
Then the road did part
And the tar did melt
He loosened up his heart
He tightened up his belt
Like a piece of string
Then he began to sing
Like a pearly king !

Grandma
We are Jonah
Rolling along
In the teeth of the whale
Then the scene did shift
To a sun kissed sea
There was Montgomery Clift,

Jonah, the whale and me
As the sun it set
Montgomery placed his bet
Then the whale did yawn
And fell asleep in four
From dusk till dawn
You should have heard him snore
From Tierra Del Fuego
To the Alaskan snows
There she blows

Grandma
We are Jonah
Rolling along
In the teeth of the whale
My dear old Grandma
We are Jonah
Rolling along
In the teeth of the whale!

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