Saturday, November 18, 2006

Save the huge manatees


If you search for tenderness
it isn't hard to find.
You can have the love you need to live.
But if you look for huge manatees
You might just as well be blind.
It always seems to be so hard to give.

Huge manatees are such a lonely mammal.
Everyone thinks they aren't real blue.
Huge manatees hardly ever wear flannel.
And it's mostly what they need from you.

I can always find someone
to say they sympathize.
If I wear my heart out on my flipper.
But I don't want some pretty face
to tell me pretty lies.
All I want is someone to be chipper.

Huge manatees are such a lonely mammal.
Everyone thinks they aren't real blue.
Huge manatees hardly ever get to wear flannel.
And it's mostly what they need from you.

I can find a lover.
I can find a friend.
I can have security until the bitter end.
Anyone can comfort me
with promises again.
I know, I know.

When I'm deep inside of me
don't be too concerned.
I won't as for nothin' while I'm gone.
But when I want sincerity
tell me where else can I turn.
Because you're the one I depend upon.

Huge manatees are such a lonely mammal.
Everyone thinks they aren't real blue.
Huge manatees hardly ever get to wear flannel.
And it's mostly what they need from you.

5 comments:

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I blame this on the Footpad's last comment. Oh my, thank goodness that Billy Joel is still alive otherwise he would be turning in his grave!! clever (and twisted) as ever! JP

Anonymous said...

The tears flowed from me lamps...........So touching.......so........
well written........

Pass the tissues again!

Tim ID said...

JP, Don't blame Footpad completely. It started with Kristy over at Eats, shoots and leaves. Oh, and who is Billy Joel? I've never heard of him.

Whitesnake, I knew you'd be touched...or I knew you were touched. One of those things.

kristy said...

Oh, The Huge Manatee! indeed!

I'm very sad now about the manatees not getting to wear flannel. Of course, cotton based fabrics are so flamable...I'd hate to see another burst into flames. A little bit.

Tim ID said...

Kristy, there aren't a lot of words that rhyme with mammal. But I do firmly believe that manatees have a god given right to have flame retardent clothing.