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Too big to fly, Dodo ugly so Dodo must die
Dog go with fear on its side, can't change, can't change the tide
Dog baiter, agitator, asking questions, says he wants to know why
Ain't no reason that money can't buy
Mink he pretty so Mink he must die, must die, must die

Sun he giving life in his light, part of the system
Friend to man, friend to the trees, no friend to the snowman
Where does he go, what does he do?
Does he meet with the mole, the stream, the cloud
And end up at the bottom of the sea?

Fish he got a hook in his throat, fish he got problems
Where does he go, what does he do?
Does he hope he's too small, to poor a haul
Who'll end up being thrown back in the sea?
I'm back in the sea

Caretaker, horror movie
Only one eye, only needs one boot
Sweet lady, she knows she looks good
Vacuum coming for the bright and the brute

Big noise, black smoke
So pig-headed couldn't see the joke
But it ain't funny, ask the fly on the wall
It's only living it don't matter at all, at all, at all

Pimp, he make you drool and grunt, he got an answer
One he got a dream of love, deep as the ocean
Where does he go, what does he do?
Will the siren team with Davy Jones
And trap him at the bottom of the sea?
I'm back in the sea, I'm back in the sea, I'm back in the sea

Meanwhile lurking by a stone in the mud
Two eyes looked to see what I was
And then something spoke
And this is what it said to me

Clothes of brass and hair of brown
Seldom needs to breathe
Don't need no wings to fly
Ohh a heart of stone
And a fear of fire and water
Who am I?



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    BA Duffy TrabandSep 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    Christopher John Gilson I find these lyrics most interesting. In the end ( like other Genesis songs) it's about the water. Lurker is referring to a submarine. Nuclear sub to be exact.
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    BA Duffy TrabandSep 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    The lyric "dog go" is spelled doggo. This is an idiom. British slang to keep out of sight, hide, lie doggo. Hope this makes more sense.
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    Christopher John GilsonJul 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    To be honest; though I love both their solo careers, I don't much care for genesis, also, neither is known for great lyrics.
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    Dominic SgroJul 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    Bri Sgro ! Am I right? Christopher John Gilson Am I right? Tibe Jordan? Someone help me out here (someone with an educated musical palette) save me from drownin' here
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    Dominic SgroJul 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    So, I'm listening to Genesis' "Keep It Dark"and I'm thinkin' how some critics thought although it was a strategic move to bring on Collins to change what seamed to be a formulaic sound of Gabriel, he carved, no burned a place in mid '80s stardom THEN Dodo/Lurker comes on and I'm like, what? "Meanwhile lurking by a stone in the mud.
    Two eyes looked to see what I was" Really? If you want to sit on a cornflake or chop down a mountain with the edge of your hand you really should drop the acid not just sing about it. I mean, am I right?

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