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Set the scene: the Amazon
See natives dance without much on
The water's blue, so is the sky
So where are the hippopotami?

Without this scene, my film will rot
I need those fuckers for this shot
I'm on a schedule, so I cry:
"Get me the hippopotami!"

Cover every inch of ground
Dredge the river 'til they're found
Drain the swamp until it's dry
In search of the hippopotami

Even the wildest boar shows up on time
And the elephant never forgets his lines
Hyenas laugh, but at least they don't lie
Not so for the hippopotami

We paid those bastards two percent
And now we don't know where they went
I just can't stay a rational guy
Without the hippopotami

They're on vacation in the Nile
So I'll substitute a crocodile
And from now on, I just won't try
To work with hippopotami.


from Jed Has Too Much Free Time, released January 7, 1995
Words and music by Jed Davis
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP

Jed Davis: vocals, keyboards
Alex Dubovoy: guitars
Produced, as it were, by Jed Davis
Recorded and mixed by Jed Davis in his room, Farmingdale, NY


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