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Up to my ears
In bitter tears.
Can't believe I've sunk this low
As I walk the plankton
Inner sanctum.
Got outta Dodge,
Sailed on a bon-less
Bon voyage.
You said North,
I headed South.
Tossed overboard.
Good Lord, that's a really large mouth...

I'm sleeping with fishes here,
In the belly of the whale.
I'm highly nutritious here,
In the belly of the whale.
Bad food, lousy atmosphere.
I don't wanna bellyache.
How long is this gonna take?

Woke up this morning kinda blue,
Thinking through that age-old question:
How to exit a whale's digestion?
It might behoove me to be heaved.
Head out like a human comet.
Hmm... I wonder what rhymes with comet?

I'm sleeping with fishes here,
In the belly of the whale.
I'm highly nutritious here,
In the belly of the whale.
I'm ready to reappear.
I don't wanna bellyache.
Lord, how long's this gonna take?

End times, they come rolling around.
Enzymes, they come breaking us down to the core.
The good Lord grants we all get a second chance.

I'm one of the dishes here,
In the belly of the whale.
They say I'm delicious here,
In the belly of the whale.
Lord, please make him chuck it all.
It's a gut call
In the belly of the whale.

I'm in the belly of the whale.
In the belly of the whale.
I'm in the belly.
In the belly of the whale.
I'm in the belly of the whale.
In the belly of the whale.
I'm in the belly...

In the belly of the whale
In an underwater jail
It's a tight squeeze.
It's a-gettin' to me,
But it's roomier
Than the tail.
Hey, sailor,
Got my flow free
Like a salmon to the sea
From the L.A. Symphony.
I'm a paddleboat
Paddlin' in their wake,
A fake free-styler,
But my unemployment pays.
I'm avoiding cliches
Like "whale of a tale" stale
Or "you can't keep
A good man down,"
'Cause you can
And I've been there, man.
But I've been expectorated.
I'm elated!
I'm free like Willie!
Happy Day!
Oops,
That's a bit of a cliche.

In the belly...



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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    The story is about jonah but the song was wrote for the veggie tales' movie jonah :)) best movie ever and one of my favorite songs ever!!!
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    This song is about the story about the prophet jonah who tried to run away from god and as punishment, god kept jonah in the belly of a whale for three days and three nights.
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    This is the story of jonah and the whale, just in our words and with humor thrown in. End of story.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    The meaning i get from this song is basically just don't turn your back on god. You can't run from him, and you can't hide. Jonah tried running from god, and in return he was swallowed by a whale. It wasn't fun. If god's layed something on your heart for you to do, then do it! You can't run from him, and disobeying him will just make you unhappy in the long run. This song also talks about second chances. Jonah was given a second chance. We have a loving merciful god. No matter how big you think your sins are, they are never too much to be forgiven of. God bless.

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