Written by Tony Banks
and Mike Rutherford
, the title of this song refers to an imaginary creature. According to the legend, the Squonk dissolves into a pool of tears to escape from being captured. The Squonk was mentioned by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges in his book El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios
(Book of Imaginary Beings) edited on 1969. This was an expanded edition from his original book from 1957: Manual de Zoologia Fantastica
(Handbook of Fantastic Zoology). The first book where the creature was ever mentioned is Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts
(1910) written by William Thomas Cox.
Orlando - Caracas, Venezuela