Belly Of The Whale


Up to my ears
In bitter tears
Can't believe I've sunk this low
As I walk the plankton
Inner sanctum
Got outta Dodge
Sail on a bon-less
Bon voyage
You said 'north'
I headed south
Tossed overboard
Good Lord
That's a really large mouth

I'm sleeping with fishes here
In the belly of a whale
I'm highly nutritious here
In the belly of a whale
Bad food, lousy atmosphere
I don't wanna bellyache
How long is this gonna take?

Woke up this morning kinda blue
Thinking through that age-old question
How to exit a whale's digestion?
It might behoove me to be heaved
Head out like a human comet

Larry:
Guys, you might not want to rhyme with 'comet'

End times, they come rolling around
Enzymes, they come breaking us down to the core
The good Lord grants we all get a second chance

I'm one of the dishes here
In the belly of the whale
They say I'm delicious here
In the belly of the whale
Lord, please make him chuck it all
It's a gut call
In the belly of the whale

I'm in the belly of the whale
In the belly of the whale

Steve Taylor:
I'm in the belly of the whale
In an underwater jail
It's a tight squeeze
It's a-getting to me
But it's roomier than the tail
Hey, Sailer, got my flow free
Like a salmon to the sea
From the L.A. Symphony
I'm a paddleboat
Paddlin' in their wake
A fake free-styler
But my unemployment pays
I'm avoiding cliches
Like "whale of a tale" say
Or "you can't keep a good man down"
Cause you can
And I've been there, man
But I've been expectorated
I'm elated!
I'm free like Willie!
Happy day!
Oops, that's a bit of a cliche

Recorded by the Newsboys.  Lyrics by Steve Taylor.

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