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Penguins
We are penguins.
We are penguins.
We are flightless
We are standing on our eggs
In the snow
`Coz we're penguins
And we're standing on the ice floe
Of the antarctic
And it's freezing.

We are penguins.
Only penguins.
We are flightless
We are standing in the snow
Without food.
`Coz we're penguins
It's what we do.
On the ice floe of unknowing.
And it's freezing.

We are penguins.
We are penguins.
We are flightless
And quite amusing.
You can laugh if you want.
`Coz we're penguins
And we're standing in the space
That you have left us
And it's freezing.

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There's a clean, simple sound to a lot of this that Condition Blue detractors might appreciate. I'm ten years older now than when I made Bath, and right now, after all that morbid stuff, it only really feels like about three. There's rockin' shit and there's a big ballad or two and some weird little pop songs and a nice family sing-along about penguins. I hope you like it.

Insight

The Butcher Says..
In the most desolate place in the world they are standing in large numbers. They are out there doing it now. As far as we can tell they have always been out there, miles from anywhere, in conditions that would hospitalise you or me in the course of an afternoon.
Source: Pat Letter 1993-08-30

Live Stats

3 documented performances (click to explore)
1993 2 (JBC)
1994 1 (JBC)

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  • March of the Penguins
    dave[at]-remove-davedavedave.com - Chicago
    20Aug2005 12:01 AM (11 years 252 days ago)
    I just saw the beautiful film March of the Penguins and it made
    me think of this song. They should have played this song for the
    closing credits.