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Passionate Fishes

This parody (written by Greg Crowther) is sung to the tune of "Passionate Kisses" (written by Lucinda Williams and performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter).


Lyrics

Is it just a foolish dream?
I want a few more days to get upstream,
A gentle current that won't hold me back,
And a distant scent to keep me on track.

CHORUS:
Shouldn't I have this? Shouldn't I have this?
Shouldn't I have all of this like the passionate fishes,
Passionate fishes, whoa-oo-oh,
Passionate fishes upstream.

Is it too much to demand?
I want a sturdy nest in the riverbed sand,
A big stash of eggs to drop,
And a fertile mate to complete the job.

CHORUS

Do I want too much?
Does a salmon's life have to be this tough?
The end is near for me,
But I want my young to make it out to sea.

CHORUS


Comments

This is the autobiography of a female salmon. Having spent her adult life in the ocean, she now heads up the river of her birthplace to reproduce in a fit of piscine passion -- and then to die shortly thereafter. The mechanism by which salmon navigate is unclear, although some scientists think that they "smell" their way home.