Young girl, stay away from the big, brown river,
Young girl, stay away
For those that go down there, they go down forever
And bid the surface goodbye.
In the river, I threw lots of plastic
Candy bar wrappers and frisbees
And sometimes a ballcap would fly off my head
On days when it got very windy.
And the garbage there gathered and made a decision
Perhaps because I granted it written permission
And said it wasn't garbage
But a dragon.
In the presence of a priest and a notary.
So there's a tincan dragon with bottlecap eyes
And big canring arms
And he talks honeyed lies as he strangles ducks, geese and fishes
Saying "come here and I'll grant you three wishes."
And when you do
(And you probably will, no matter what I say)
I'll feel sorry for you
Since you'll slave your life away.
He'll make you his bride
And keep you down there
To iron his socks and his underwear,
Thanks to your foolish pride
Since you ventured outside
(And don't tell me you won't
Cause I know that you will
It's in your eyes I can tell)
And went to the big brown riverWhere that dragon will keep you forever.