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The Whale's Back

by Mind of a Snail

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Whale whale whale Where we at? Whale whale whale We're on a whale's back! I'm the Cyamid Kid A whale louse I live here the whale is my house It's also my food and I keep her clean I feast on dead skin while she uses her baleen Together we live with Barney and the Crusts Holdin' it down the way barnacles must The Whale is a bus for us! Gray whale gave birth a couple months ago In this Mexican lagoon baby's been allowed to grow Strong and ready for ten thousand kilometer trek specific to the Westcoast of the Pacific We're headin' north along the coast Returning to where the food is the most abundant and fresh in Alaskan Waters Ripe feeding grounds for Gray and her daughter Navigating by the stars, sounds, senses and soon We're leaving this lagoon by the light of the full moon Whale whale whale where we at? Whale whale whale we're on a whale's back! There are many dangers along the way! Ocean's a busy place A surprise in every bay But Gray and baby are strong and smart They stay close to the shore cause they must avoid the Orcas Whale whale whale, where we at? Whale whale whale, we're on a whale's back! Imagine that! We've reached the top of the map! We held on tight for many days and nights Now mama and baby are going to feed They're gonna get the nutrients that they need to do it all again to do it all again round trip round trip The Whale is a bus for us!


Created for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino/Ucluelet 2012


released March 3, 2012

Chloe Ziner played, composed and recorded all the instruments heard here.
Jessica Gabriel wrote the words.


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