Who Sang Once Upon a Time? Pearls Before Swine
Release Date: 1971
Once upon a time in a faraway land
You know I don't mean here
Well, the old men shook with fear as the water rose
Doo bop dop ...
The fishes knew the sign that there is a tide
The children they called it change
But the old men in their chains
What they did not know
They called it sin and so
The water rose
Doo wah da ...
All across the land, the old men thundered
'Pile stone on stone'
'A wall's our only hope'
But the children, they only laughed
Ha ha ha ...
The moral of this song, this made-up story
Don't build a wall of stone
You only have to learn to float
Well I guess the fishes told
The children, 'cause they know
Doo dah doo dah ...