Last Great American Whale  

thekingofkings70 47M
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6/30/2006 2:44 pm
Last Great American Whale


They say he didn't have an enemy
His was a beauty 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
Thats how they 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 the coast of Florida
My Mother said she saw him in Chinatown
But you cant always trust you Mother

Off the Carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day
The lighthouse glow ghostly there at night
The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayors son
And he'd been on death row since 1958

The mayors kid was a racist pig
Spit on Indians and much 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 harbour parted and the great whale sprung
full up
And caused a huge 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 sights
Blew the whales brains out with a lead harpoon

Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale

Well people dont care for much of anything
Land and water the least
And animal life is low on the totem pole
With human life not worth much more than infected yeast

People dont care much about beauty
They'll s*it in a river....dump battery acid in a stream
They'll watch dead rats wash up on a beach
And complain if they cant swim

They say things are done for the majority
Dont believe half of what you see and none of what you hear
Its a lot like what my friend is always telling
me
"Stick a fork in their a*s and turn them over...they're done"

My interpretation of this.....say no to antipathy.....say no to racism...open your minds....open your eyes...open your heart to the beauty around you..we have a beautiful world...but its not ours...lets keep it beautiful

Thanks Lou Reed......you're one of the greatest

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