Who Sang Dance of the Manatee? Fair to Midland

Fair to Midland Inter.Funda.Stifle cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Andrew Sudderth, Brett Stowers, Clifford Campbell, John Matthew Langley, Jon Dicken
release date: 2004-6-5
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Art Rock/Experimental/Prog Rock
length: 4:22
Take a little dive into the shallow or spy
What do you see?
I see the tortoise and the hare in a rat-race
And it fits like a glove under my sleeve
Just wait till then
Their heads are the heaviest in operation
He has still not lost imagination
I can hear him mouth the whole ending
Just wait till then

We Marys had ourselves a ball
Oh, yes we did
We Marys had ourselves a ball
I must admit

Hang us those limbs, hold no virtue
Those told to hold project on my cue

Whether a he or a she, put your mouth where your money is
Are the birds of a feather that clever?
If I knew, I'd keep locks; that's a given
Just wait till then.
Their heads cast shadows like skyscrapers
Small enough to feed off the lesses
To put it all into perspective with definition

Oh, take a gander
The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Not needy you'll see, not needy
And I come with open arms over trees
Not needy you'll see

Listen to my proven guarantees
While you're rolling up your sleeves
Beatin' on the chest
But we can keep it in a jar
When it's comin' cats and dogs for days
We Marys had ourselves a ball and I guarantee
And what they've done for you, they've done for me

CD 1
  • 1 Preambles in 3rd Person
  • 2 Dance of the Manatee
  • 3 Vice/Versa
  • 4 Cipieron
  • 5 A Seafarer's Knot
  • 6 Orphan Anthem '86
  • 7 Inter.Mission
  • 8 Granny Niblo
  • 9 The Walls of Jericho
  • 10 Abigail
  • 11 Timbuktu
  • 12 Kyla Cries Cologne
  • 13 Upgrade^Brigade
  • 14 When the Bough Breaks
  • 15 Quince