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The Highest in the Land
I got this fish
From Ghengis Khan.
I got this fish
From Ghengis Khan.
Gonna read my Bible.
I'm gonna study my Koran.
Now, I've been in luck
Since I was eight years old.
Yeah, I've been a monk
Since I was eight years old.
I don't want your money, honey
Don't want your gold.
'Coz I can see you
And I don't need you
Just because you tell me to.
I don't have to if I don't want to
Pay the fucking hell ...?
Now I live in a town
Where the people say 'no'.
Yes, I live in a town
Where the people say 'no'.
If you want to live a good life
I recommend that you don't go.
'Coz I don't have to if I don't want to
Just because you tell me to.
You're going to have to understand
You're messing with the highest in the land.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.
hm, hm, hm, hm, hm.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
hm, hm, hm, hm, hm.

Hey, hey, hey, hey Raoul.
? the food removed.

Black crusty human
Of ?
Black crusty ape
Of ?
Oh, he's sitting like a pyramid
Walk like a man ?

And all along the mighty wall of China
You can here them call
You're going to have to understand
You're messing with the highest, the highest in the land.
Yeah.
The highest in the land.
Yeah.
The highest in the land.

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The Highest in the Land
It's not often that an artist gets to do a Bowie by consciously carving their personal epitaph into the grooves of their final LP. The Highest in the Land is that rarity of an album, and it could not have been made by a more brilliantly poetic and fearlessly sarcastic writer than Pat Fish, also known as The Jazz Butcher.
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Live Stats

15 documented performances (click to explore)
2015 1 (JBC)
2016 1 (Pat Solo)
2017 5
1 (Pat Solo)
4 (JBC)
2018 1 (Pat Solo)
2019 5 (Pat Solo)
2020 1 (Pat Solo)
2021 1 (Pat Solo)

Media

1 Recorded Live Performances
2019-03-30 Latest Music Bar - Brighton, England
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from the lyrics booklet
I got this fish from Genghis Khan.
I got this fish from Genghis Khan.
Going to read my Bible. Going to study my Q'ran.

Now, I've been a monk since I was eight years old.
Yes, I've been a monk since I was eight years old.
Don't want your money, baby. Don't want your gold.

For I can see you and I don't need you
And I'm not going to if I don't want to
Just because you tell me to.
Who in hell are you anyway?

Tekitoi! Tekitoi!

Now, I live in a town where the people say no.
Yes, I live in a town where the people say no.
If you want to lead a good life I recommend that you don't go.

Cos I'm not going to if I don't want to
Just because you tell me to.
You're going to have to understand.
You're messing with the highest in the land.

Hey, hey, hey, hey - Black Raoul, Black Raoul.
Hey, hey, hey, hey - Black Raoul, Black Raoul.
Hey, hey, hey, hey - Black Raoul, Black Raoul.

The black crested gibbon of Boo Yang Shang.
The black crested ape of Boo Yang Shang.
Sing like a theremin, walk like a man.

And all along the jungle trail
You hear him crying, "You lose! You fail!"
You're going to have to understand.
You're messing with the highest, the highest in the land.
Carol in Lansing 10Apr2022 9:58 PM
Black crested ape
He sings like a theremin, he walks like a man.
Also: most surreal opening line ever? Discuss.
Carol in Lansing 14Feb2022 9:14 PM
looking forward to getting the lyric sheet
Black crested gibbon
Carol in Lansing 6Feb2022 10:08 PM