Canajoharie

Album: Join Us (2011)
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  • In the overgrowth
    Of the underbrush
    Shone a fossil tooth
    Which I must have dropped
    Very long ago
    Which reminded me
    How we wound up where we are now

    Right through those trees
    I'm not insane
    That's where we came
    Into this place
    And if you squint
    If you squint your brain
    I'll get my paints
    And I'll try to paint

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Where a frog flipper first evolved on the day
    When a daring mudskipper dragged itself away

    Out of Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Call me sentimental
    But I want to go back
    And commemorate the place
    With a historical plaque

    It's as if a fin
    Reaching from the swamp
    Grabbed me by my arm
    Tried to pull me in
    But my arm was strong
    And the fin was an
    Inaccurately reconstructed fake

    It was right through those trees
    I'm not insane
    That's where the fin
    Tried to drag me in
    Don't look at me
    Look at where I'm pointing
    Close your eyes
    See what I see

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    I get the creeping feeling
    All my old friends are gone
    And that this baby tooth
    No longer fits in my skull

    If you can draw
    It in the air
    Or write it down
    Then you weren't there
    What's gone is mute
    Someone changed the truth
    They swapped the proof
    And there's nothing left of

    Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Where a frog flipper first evolved on the day
    When a daring mudskipper dragged itself away

    Where a rocket ship
    Experiment went awry
    When the prototype
    Exploded on the launching site

    Like in Canajoharie
    Canajoharie
    Call me sentimental
    But I want to go back
    And commemorate the place
    With a historical plaque Writer/s: John C Flansburgh, John S Linnell
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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