hipposong lyrics – al stewart

i was surrounded by a large hippopotamus
and nine of it’s friends who declared
quite a lot of us
are feelingrather blue
and we don’t know what to do
i turned away but the large hippopotamus
said that his pit of despair appeared bottomless
yest hippopotami are
not supposed to cry
i said “my, my, other people’s problems
do get tedious by and bye
my, my you can never solve them
no matter how hard you try.”

this brought a tear from the large hippopotamus
who said in a voice that was growing monotonous
you cannot get the sense
of how it feels to be immense
the sleek and the sliim make fun
of a lot of us
and creatures who fly
through the air
sit on top of us
and even in the pool
we are faced with ridicule
i said “my, my other people’s problems
do get tedious by and by
my, my you can never solve them
no matter how hard you try.”

i came back as a large hippopotamus
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/ al stewart lyrics