Fish:Chocolate Frogs

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“Chocolate Frogs”
Artist: Fish
Albums: Raingods with Zippos (1999)
Bouillabaisse (2005)

The bloated corpses of unsolved murders and old revolutions
Pirouette and dance amongst the swirls and eddies in their final procession down the muddy river to the delta
Where they're thrown up by the surf onto sterile beaches
Or are trapped in the roots of mangrove cathedrals of the islands that gather in the bay

These are the first arrivals on this new horizon
That will be coveted by strangers who will deposit themselves on these shores to build towers to the heavens
The storm will come
And the rains will fall
And remove their dreams and hopes once again to the waters that surround them
And while they pray
The frogs will chant in the darkness

A heid full of chocolate frogs
A body full of rush
A pocketful of shrapnel
And a skinful of bush
An eyeful of the future
And a bellyful of the past
How beautiful the present
When you know it cannae last

A tumblerful of voddie
Two fingers in a glass
A handful of promises
A heart full of remorse
Mindful of your manners
When you're brought down to your knees
A heid full with chocolate frogs
Is all you gave to me
It's all you gave to me

A spoonful of miracles
A nostril full of dust
A lungful of Virginia
The needs we have we must
A pill to put your heart right
A nose out for a deal
A heid full of chocolate frogs
What can you give to me?
What did you give to me?

What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?

What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?
What did you give to me?


Live 1999

The bloated corpses of unsolved murders and old revolutions
Pirouette and dance amongst the swirls and eddies
In their final procession down the muddy river to the delta
Where they're thrown up by the surf onto sterile beaches
Or are trapped in the roots of mangrove cathedrals of the islands that gather in the bay

These are the first arrivals on this new horizon
That will be coveted by strangers who will deposit themselves on these shores to build towers to the heavens
The storm will come
The rains will fall
And remove their dreams and hopes once again to the waters that surround them
And while they pray
The frogs will chant in the darkness

A heid full of chocolate frogs
A body full of rush
A pocketful of shrapnel
And a skinful of bush
An eyeful of the future
And a bellyful of the past
How beautiful the present
When you know it cannae last

A tumblerful of voddie
Two fingers in a glass
A handful of promises
And a heart full of remorse
Mindful of your manners
When you're brought down to your knees
For a heid full with chocolate frogs
Is all you gave to me
That's all you gave to me

A spoonful of miracles
A nostril full of dust
A lungful of Virginia
The needs we have we must
A pill to put your heart right
A nose out for a deal
For a heid full with chocolate frogs
What can you give to me?
What can you give to me?