Whaling Stories Song Lyrics

Procol Harum


writers: Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
album: Track 8 in album Home
release date: 1970
popularity : 137 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 7:08
producer: Chris Thomas
composer: Gary Brooker
lyricist: Keith Reid

Album Information

country(area): United Kingdom
script: Latin

Cover Art

Procol Harum Home cover art


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Paling well after sixteen days, a mammoth task was set
Sack the town, and rob the tower, and steal the alphabet
Close the door and bar the gate, but keep the windows clean
God's alive inside a movie! Watch the silver screen!

Rum was served to all the traitors; pygmies held themselves in check
Bloodhounds nosed around the houses, down dark alleys sailors crept
Six bells struck, the pot was boiling - soup spilled out on passers-by
Angels mumbled incantations, closely watched by God on high

Lightning struck out - fire and brimstone! Boiling oil and shrieking steam!
Darkness struck with molten fury, flashbulbs glorified the scene
Not a man who had a finger, not a man who could be seen
Nothing called (not name nor number) - Echo stormed its final scream


Track Listing

  • 1 Whiskey Train
  • 2 Dead Man's Dream
  • 3 Still There'll Be More
  • 4 Nothing That I Didn't Know
  • 5 About to Die
  • 6 Barnyard Story
  • 7 Piggy Pig Pig
  • 8 Whaling Stories
  • 9 Your Own Choice