Tally Deushane - My Dead Goldfish

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I won you at the fair when I knocked down some milk crates
And for our first week or two things were going great
I thought our time together was fleeting and that was fine by me
But then you went and got so needy and I started to see
That maybe you'd be in that bowl for the rest of eternity

But then you took your last fishy breath of water
And I sighed a sigh of relief
You had a good long life, which would have been fine
But I only wanted you for a week

You're my dead goldfish
And I'm glad you finally croaked
You're my dead goldfish
And I'm glad to see you float...at the top of your bowl
Normally a flushing,
Would be soul crushing
But instead of tearing
I was cheering "Hip Hip Hooray!
As I sent you to your watery grave

I didn't even name you, because I thought it wouldn't last
But you just kept swimming as the days and months flew past
I couldn't bring myself to murder, so I never overfed
I even cleaned your water, though I had started to dread
That the day would never come that I'd find you dead

But then you took your last fishy breath of water
And ate your last fish food flake
You're dead and gone, and I can't deny that
My heart didn't even break

You're my dead goldfish
And I'm glad you finally croaked
You're my dead goldfish
And I'm glad to see you float...at the top of your bowl
Normally a flushing,
Would be soul crushing
But instead of tearing
I was cheering "Hip Hip Hooray!
As I sent you to your watery grave

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from SpinTunes #3: Round 1, released June 21, 2011

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