Red Fish Blue

by Dr. Fishy

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Well I’m rotten and I’m mean a bigger fish you’ve never seen My nose is hooked my back is humped my smell is obscen Spent 5 long years in the big salt no more will I roam Make a mad dash up the river 400 miles ‘til I’m home I’m a red fish blue, red fish blue Red fish blue, red fish blue Well I’m the king of these waters no one can take me down Hooks and roe might bait me but by now you’ll have found My purpose is selfless its part of my bond And I’ll die trying to make sure that I’ve spawned I’m looking for my lady and I’m practically dead Whats this I see before me another fish in my bed I guess my time is coming not sure I want to see The rake of that claw fast food for Mr. Grizzly River roll me, pound me, I’ll do it again River roll me, pound me, I’ll do it again
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Digging a hole in the back of my mind Scoop out one shovel full at a time Digging a hole To bury the memory of you Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole Toss in the way that our hands fit together The way your smile always makes me feel better The time I spent On those cheesy love letters too Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole forget about the plans we made and throw away the junk that we accumulated But I can’t get rid of the over rated truth I’m still in love with you I’m still in love with you I’m still in love with you Digging a hole in the back of my mind Scoop out one shovel full at a time Digging a hole To bury the memory of you Too long you’ve been stuck in my thoughts You should be forgotten Yeah but you’re not Every day spent hopelessly dreaming of you I’m still in love with you Digging a hole in the back of my mind Scoop out one shovel full at a time Digging a hole To bury the memory of you Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole……….
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All I Need 03:24
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Zombie Town 03:58
Its November ’44 near the end of the second world war On home defense things just got tense and they’re bitter to the core Serving their time at the end of the line cold and soggy but out of the hunt Word comes down can’t believe the sound they’re being shipped out to the front Thats it. Forget. it You sweat it. I’ll do no harm for your army I’m an AWOL Fusilier refuse to fight your fight I’m a Zombie, I’m a mutineer and I’ll take up arms to defend my right Get the message to your brass get the troop trains off the track The Copper is a better place by far for the steel of your bullets never to attack In Zombie Town we’re gonna weed it out, we’re gonna find the source We’re gonna snuff this out with a show of force Thats it. Forget. it You sweat it. I’ll do no harm for your army 65 thousand rounds plus 1500 men can’t add them to your war today They’re divided on that plan In Zombie Town we’re gonna weed it out, we’re gonna find the source We’re gonna snuff this out with a show of force
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Meandrathal 01:46
My teacher tells me that the quickest way To get to point B when you start at point A Is a simple straight line well that might be true But it's certainly not what I intend to do Because to me point A is right here and now And Point B the end of my life and somehow It seems a bit crazy to play it straight If thats gonna get me there the quickest way No I'd rather be more like an oxbow river winding Twisted any way that I can Leaving smiley faces in the places that I've visited Simply meander Meanderthal.....
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Lost In Oz 05:34
We ate steak and kidney at a pub in Sydney we found them tough to chew. We decided to go to the Melbourne show and to visit their famous zoo Bought you opals and jade in Adelaide shaped like a little kangaroo But I’m alone out here drinking too much beer trying to figure out, how I lost you. I was s’pposed to meet you in Uluru in the shade of the big monolith But I heard you’d gone to Woolongong I can tell you, I’m a little miffed. And as the sun goes down all the red and the brown in the shadows on the rock begin to shift And from Alice Springs they say your voice still rings if its so, that’s where I lost you. I’m searching for you but its me whose lost Looking for love in the Land of Oz (that's Australia). Should I dive in my grief at the Barrier Reef find an island so remote With the turtles and the herons just east of Cairns a pain too deep to ever float Maybe I’ll go where it’s hot even though you're not on the coast near Darwin So I'll hop a train through the Nullarbor plain even though that's where I lost you I’m searching for you but its me whose lost Looking for love in the Land of Oz (The Antepodes, Van Diemens land). Take my broken heart cross the Strait to Hobart where Tasmanian Devils live I could watch their sharp teeth chew up the raw meat cause I’d have nothing left to give I would follow your track thru the great outback if that's all I had to do But for what its worth I still like Perth even though that's where I lost you. I’m searching for you but its me whose lost Looking for love in the Land of Oz ( where's those Kangaroos).
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She’s more than a bathtub but less than a boat And I’ve still got seven more miles to row To my cannery home and the darks overwhelming the day If I don’t see the light before I’m in the dark There’ll be no more reason for pulling so hard In this cloudy cathedral there’s no stars to show me the way Pulling for home So many waves in the way Pulling for home So many waves in the way Its up early morning and fishing all day The nets in the nets out your back ought to break Lost in the fog or caught in the cold coastal rain But she’s full to the gunnels with Sockeye today The seasons been good and the company pays And there’s more for tomorrow if I make it back home today My wife and my children work hard every day Canning the fish that I pull from the sea And they’re waiting for me on the dock in the dark in the rain What’s that I see from the crest of this wave The beacon to guide me back into the bay Joy washes over me as fear falls away and I’m safe
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The doctor said get out of bed and he was probably right But I slept in instead cause I was feeling half dead I was feeling sore from the night before, when I went Crazy on the dance floor The doctor said get on your feet and he was probably right But I went back to sleep cause I was feeling beat I was feeling sore from the night before, when I went Crazy on the dance floor The doctor said give me a call if there’s anything at all I can do for you but I know it isn't true cause the thing that I want Is the thing that I’m seeing him for, I wanna go Crazy on the dance floor
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Lakelse 02:40
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Comaham 02:20
Settle in for me, settle in and calm it down And I’ll make my way Settle in for me, settle in and calm it down And I’ll make my way River’s cold a like a rattlesnake Listen what your big daddy say Baby daughter don’t fight that wave I’ll get to you or I’ll find my grave Well it’s over for me, and it is over for you And they will find my body, but they will never find you
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Koulda gone Kitlope, Kemano, Khutzeymateen Kildala, Kitwanga, Kleena Kleen Kitsumkalum, Kleeanza, Kitseguecla Kinskuch, Kiskosh, Kispiox Now what, what’s your, what’s your compunction What’s your compunction to go to Cranberry Junction Koulda gone Ksaan, Kincolith, Kitelse, Kiteen Kitimat, Kitkatla, Kiltuish, Kshadin Kwinamass, Kwinamuch, Kwinageese, Klemtu Gitnadoix, Gitnadoix? Is there a K in there too? Now what, what’s your, what’s your compunction What’s your compunction to go to Cranberry Junction
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Walk Away 02:49
Ever stood on the sand With the tide coming in And it felt like the beach Going out Well there’s no solid ground When temptation comes around You’ve got to turn your back on it And walk away For the waves will wash over you And the undertow will pull you And toss you about in the spray And what first seems a thrill Will drown you until you Turn your back on it And walk away It’s a terrible hunger But your will can be stronger And a joy will await your release For the prize that you’ll take When you master your fate Is knowing you are truly free

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released January 1, 2002

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Dr. Fishy Terrace, British Columbia

Dr. Fishy has been playing original folk music for over 16 years. They have grown from the singer-songwriter duo of James Powell and Greg Linton into a 5 piece multi-instrumental band exploring bluegrass, folk-rock, and many other styles in between.

In the true pioneer spirit of Northwestern BC we have labelled this music Spruce-roots.
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