Last Great American Whale 1989 Lou Reed

เพลงLast Great American Whale

ศิลปิน: Lou Reed

อัลบัม: New York

ออกเมื่อ: 10-01-1989

Last Great American Whale - Lou Reed

They say he didn't have an enemy

 

his was a greatness to behold

 

He was the last surviving progeny

 

the last one on this side of the world

 

He measured a half mile from tip to tail

 

silver and black with powerful fins

 

They say he could split a mountain in two

that's how we got the Grand Canyon

 

Last great American whale

 

last great American whale

 

Last great American whale

 

last great American whale

 

Some say they saw him at the Great Lakes

some say they saw him off of Florida

 

My mother said she saw him in Chinatown

 

but you can't always trust your mother

 

Off the Carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day

 

the lighthouse glows ghostly there at night

 

The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayor's son

 

and he'd been on death row since 1958

 

The mayor's kid was a rowdy pig

 

spit on Indians and lots worse

 

The old chief buried a hatchet in his head

life compared to death for him seemed worse

 

The tribal brothers gathered in the lighthouse to sing

 

and tried to conjure up a storm or rain

 

The harbor parted, the great whale sprang full up

 

and caused a hugh tidal wave

 

The wave crushed the jail and freed the chief

 

the tribe let out a roar

 

The whites were drowned, the browns and reds set free

but sadly one thing more

 

Some local yokel member of the NRA

 

kept a bazooka in his living room

 

And thinking he had the chief in his sight

 

blew the whale's brains out with a lead harpoon

 

Last great American whale

 

last great American whale

 

Last great American whale

 

last great American whale

 

Well Americans don't care for much of anything

 

land and water the least

 

And animal life is low on the totem pole

 

with human life not worth more than infected yeast

 

Americans don't care too much for beauty

 

they'll shit in a river, dump battery acid in a stream

 

They'll watch dead rats wash up on the beach

 

and complain if they can't swim

 

They say things are done for the majority

 

don't believe half of what you see and none of what you hear

 

It's like what my painter friend Donald said to me

"Stick a fork in their ass and turn them over, they're done"

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