Over the Falls

by Primus

Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Primus originally formed in 1984 with Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth, later joined by Lane, though the latter two departed t…




They broke out in laughter again 
His lip beaded with sweat as they strapped him in
And he stood by and waited to be called
The talk was of times that'd gone by
And the quantity and quality of women they lie
His eyes welled with wet and his mouth had gone dry
 
As he stood by and waited to be called
He stood by and waited to be called
He stood by and waited like the others before 
For his turn to go over the falls
 
He got up and tried it again 
For lack of persistence is surely a sin
As he stood by and waited to be called
He looked to the lightning with glee 
And admired his vessel for its symmetry
Feeling twelve units shy of a bachelor's degree
 
As he stood by and waited to be called
He stood by and waited to be called
He stood by and waited like the others before
For his turn to go over the falls

Written by: LES CLAYPOOL

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