Weebles Wobble (Where the Rain’s Dry)

Studio, 1991- Crystal Turtle Studio – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte


Live, 1989-Dec – Rathskellar – McMaster University – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella


Live, 1990-Aug-15 – Corktown – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte


Live, 1992-Mar-28 – 1150 Club – Toronto, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte


Lyrics

Wobbly Weeble - Harvey Dog

Hey – can you call
the guys in the white suits
and take me away
to where there are no windows
but lots of needles.

Take me away
to where the birds sing daily
and the pressure’s minimal
I want to sing in the rain
clean the shit out of my brain.

Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down
and the straight man laughs at the clown
the mini-skirted actress does the town
what goes around always comes around.

I haven’t slept for forty nights
now I’m dancing on the ceiling
near the edge of all madness
do you know what you’re feeling?
is it nice?
is it vice?
is it right?
is everything alright
or are you playing a game
I can’t understand?

Take me away, take me away,
to where the rain’s dry
and all the children cry
when they hear me pray.

Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down
Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down
Weebles wobble
Weebles wobble
Weebles wobble
They attack me in my dreams.

Take me away, take me away,
to where the gardens bloom
and the bird sings gracefully
in the middle of my room.

When the rain’s dry
and the sunshine blisters
when all around
there’s not a sound
but the graceful bird
doing up the town
like a wobbly weeble
that won’t fall down.


Notes

  • One of my favourite Uncle songs. An old poem that the band did a great job on.
  • I suffered many bumps and bruises from performing this song. As illustrated in all 3 videos, I didn’t protect myself much when I wobbled, and inevitably, fell to the ground at the conclusion of each performance.

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