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The Highest in the Land
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.

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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
    okschuler[at]-remove-gmail.com - Carol in Lansing
    10Apr2022 9:58 PM (170 days 9 hours ago)
    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.
  • Black crested ape
    okschuler[at]-remove-gmail.com - Carol in Lansing
    14Feb2022 9:14 PM (225 days 10 hours ago)
    He sings like a theremin, he walks like a man.
    Also: most surreal opening line ever? Discuss.
  • looking forward to getting the lyric sheet
    okschuler[at]-remove-gmail.com - Carol in Lansing
    6Feb2022 10:08 PM (233 days 9 hours ago)
    Black crested gibbon