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Tiny Fish for Japan


by Rogers Stan. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - Y


[This song is not intended as a slur of any kind on the countries who import
food products that our government won't let us eat. It is Stan's sadly ironic
way of describing exactly the status of the Inland Fisheries as seen through
the eyes of many a fisherman our of a job. There IS a Norfolk Hotel - Stan
played there years ago. The village was dying then. Now they have one of the
best Summer Theatre houses in Ontario, but that's little consolation to the men
with the boats.]
Where Patterson Creek's muddy waters run down
Past the penny arcades, by the harbour downtown,
All the old Turtlebacks rust in the rain
Like they never will leave there again.
But leave there they will in the hours before dawn,
Slip out in the darkness without word or song;
For a few more years yet they will work while they can
To catch tiny fish for Japan.
No white fish or trout here, we leave them alone.
The inspectors raise hell if we take any home.
What kind of fisherman can't eat his catch
Or call what he's taken his own?
But the plant works three shifts now. There's plenty of pay.
We ship seventeen tons of this garbage each day.
If we want to eat fish, then we'll open a can,
And catch tiny fish for Japan.
In the Norfolk Hotel over far too much beer,
The old guys remember when the water ran clear.
No poisons with names that we can't understand
And no tiny fish for Japan...
So the days run together. Each one is the same.
And it's good that the smelt have no lovelier name.
It's all just a job now, we'll work while we can,
To catch tiny fish for Japan.
And we'll catch tiny fish for Japan.



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Album: Other Songs B - Y Lyrics
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  1. Barretts Privateers
  2. Believer
  3. Cape Stmarys
  4. Casting Aside
  5. Fashion
  6. Flying
  7. Fogartys Cove
  8. Garnetts Homemade Beer
  9. Half of a Heart
  10. Harris and the Mare
  11. In Love Again
  12. Lady Margaret
  13. Lock Keeper
  14. Macdonnell on the Heights
  15. Man With Blue Dolphin
  16. Northwest Passage
  17. Rescue Me
  18. Rolling Down to Old Maui
  19. Scarborough Settlers Lament
  20. The House of Orange
  21. The Mary Ellen Carter
  22. The Nancy
  23. The Watch
  24. Tiny Fish for Japan
  25. Voodoo Child
  26. Watching You
  27. Way To Go!
  28. Way To Go! (Original Mix)
  29. We're Coming Home
  30. White Collar Holler
  31. White Lightning
  32. White Squall
  33. World Go 'round
  34. Ye Parliament of England

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