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The lyrics to "Lurker" are actually a riddle. The B side continuation of "Dodo/Lurker" is a song called "Submarine," which is also the answer to the riddle in "Lurker."
Some lyric interpretation:
"Clothes of Brass" - reference to the exterior of Submarines, Brass fittings used for its resistance to corrosion.
"Hair of Brown" - the seaweed caught around the upper half of the submarine as it appears.
"Seldom need to breathe" - subs supply their own air and very infrequently need to resurface.
"Don't need no wings to fly" - wings not needed to fly through the ocean.
"and a heart of stone" - Uranium, the stone that powers the nuclear reactor which powers the vessel.
"and a fear of fire and water" - the 2 most deadliest things that can happen to a submarine, fire burns up the oxygen and everyone dies, water in reference to a hull breach, which leads to pressure loss, and everyone dies.
"Who am I?" - a Submarine. (thanks, Kevin - Tampa, FL, for above 2)
More similar to the Progressive Rock sound of the Peter Gabriel era Genesis, this was the longest track on Abacab, running 7:30. The "Dodo" segment refers to the killing of animals for human aggrandizement and the inevitable extinction of species. A dodo is a species of flightless bird that has been extinct for hundreds of years. (thanks, S.D. - Denver, CO)
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Joshua Scott Jones explains why he's always asking forgiveness from his musical partner, who's also his girlfriend.
Brad Smith of Blind Melon
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.