The Leader of the . . . Bloat (Song following)
"Hippopotamuses are gregarious, living in groups of ... 30+; such a group is called a pod, herd, dale or BLOAT. . . wikipedia
Sad, Sad Hippo Bloat Song:
THE LEADER OF THE BLOAT(loosely based on the c. 1964 oldie by the Shangri-La’s, “The Leader of the Pack,” www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_shangri-las/the_leader_of_...
Listen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=syckLQQBShc
[The Shangri-La's were proto-female punk.]
Female hippo A: Is she really wallowing in the mud with him?
Female hippo B: Well, there she is. Let's ask her.
Female hippo B: Merrie, is that Toro's ring you're wearing?
Female hippo A: Gee, it must be great wallowing with him.
Female hippo B: Is he coming for you after sunset today?
Female hippo A: By the way, where'd you meet him?
Merrie: I met him at the grassy shore.
He turned around, looked at me-- and more.
You get the picture?
A & B: Yes, we see.
Merrie: That's when I fell for the leader of the bloat.
My pals were always putting him down, down, sh-i-v-er.
They said he came from the wrong side of the river.
A & B: Whatcha mean when ya say that he came from the wrong side of river?
Merrie: They told me he was bad,
But I knew he was sad.
That's why I fell for the leader of the bloat.
One day Bossy said, "Ya gotta find someone new."
I had to tell my Toro, “We're through.”
A & B: Whatcha mean when ya say that ya better go find somebody new?
Merrie: He stood there and asked me why,
But all I could do was cry:
I'm sorry I hurt you, the leader of the bloat.
He sort of pushed me and nosed me goodbye.
The tears were beginning to show
As he waddled away on that rainy night.
I begged him to be careful-- Of the giant reptile to beware.
It’s the croc! Look out! Look out!
I felt so helpless. What could I do--
Remembering all the things we'd been through.
Grazing on the grass, they all stop and stare.
I can't hide the tears, but I don't care.
I'll never forget him: the leader of the bloat.
Toro’s gone past the crocodile’s jaw,
Into that giant’s cruel maw.
The leader of the bloat - now he's gone
The leader of the bloat - now he's gone.