Who Sang Hey Ahab? Elton John / Leon Russell

Leon Russell The Union cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-10-11
length: 5:39
It's a constant struggle getting up that hill
There's a change of guard every day
When you're clinging onto a driftwood boat
You pray a great white whale might come your way

No freeway traffic in the frozen North
Just a chain link fence full of birds
And when the harpoon's loaded in the cannon bay
You'll be rolling through the pages lost for words

Hey Ahab can you tell me where
I can catch a ride out of here
Hey Ahab hoist that sail
You gotta stand up straight
When you ride that whale

In a crumbling city we were trapped for days
With a broken sun above the clouds
Caught like Jonah forty fathoms down
And a sign on the wall says, "Hope Allowed"

All the cryptic symbols carved on bone
A far cry from a tattooed rose
And when the boys in the rigging catch the wind
We'll all weigh anchor and it's westward ho

Hey Ahab can you tell me where
I can catch a ride out of here
Hey Ahab hoist that sail
You gotta stand up straight
When you ride that whale

Hey Ahab can you tell me where
I can catch a ride out of here
Hey Ahab hoist that sail
You gotta stand up straight
When you ride that whale

Hey Ahab can you tell me where
I can catch a ride out of here
Hey Ahab hoist that sail
You gotta stand up straight
When you ride that whale

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If It Wasn’t for Bad
  • 2 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
  • 3 Hey Ahab
  • 4 Gone to Shiloh
  • 5 Jimmie Rodgers’ Dream
  • 6 There’s No Tomorrow
  • 7 Monkey Suit
  • 8 The Best Part of the Day
  • 9 A Dream Come True
  • 10 When Love Is Dying
  • 11 I Should Have Sent Roses
  • 12 Hearts Have Turned to Stone
  • 13 Never Too Old (to Hold Somebody)
  • 14 In the Hands of Angels