Ugly Doris

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As far as I know, the first swing number ever written from the point of view of an angler fish.

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Way down deep beneath the sea
Is where you'll find the folk like me
I've got a glowing bud and a gurning smile
And more teeth than a crocodile
Around the warm volcanic jets
Life's as precious as it gets
Here you don't need no disguise
'Cause we ain't seen by judging eyes
If you don't like us you can go to Hell
We deal with pressure real well
It may be dark and it may be cold
But it ain't never old

Way on down out of sight
Making culture in the night
We don't need your approval to make us feel alright

Imagine my surprise one night
When I was hit by a blinding light
And there in a shiny chrome tin can
Was a hairy deep sea diver man
He stopped and stared, then by and by
He rose on up into the sky
A few days later back he sank
To put me in a little tank
If you don't like us you can go to Hell
We deal with pressure real well
It may be dark and it may be cold
But it ain't never old

Way on down out of sight
Making culture in the night
We don't need your approval to make us feel alright

Now, I don't know how much time has passed
But now I'm looking through a wall of glass
At a bunch of passing gawking creeps
And the sign reads "Nightmares Of The Deep"
In other tanks around the room
Are all my buddies in the gloom
Freaks and weirdos on display
And I'm "Ugly Doris". How's your day?
If you don't like us you can go to Hell
We deal with pressure real well
It may be dark and it may be cold
But it ain't never old

Way on down out of sight
Making culture in the night
We don't need your approval to make us feel alright

credits

from No Fury EP, released June 16, 2016
Composed and arranged by Jenni Bluish

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Jenni Bluish UK

A punk jazz singer, pianist and arranger from the Midgender Midatlantic. I swing like a siren, groove like a goddess and wear shoes made from the skin of lounge lizards.

I am mostly accompanied by my Fauxchestra, a virtual big band of splendid fellows who live and rehearse somewhere in my psyche.
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