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Stingray from the release Serpent Umbrella

Rated 6 out of 7 by Citizens of The Gravel Pit Universe | You have not rated this song

Open umbrella
Moves like a mop through the ink
Like an on fire
Shoulder-length wig in the sink
Like the red sun as it
Sank to the mud only yesterday
The day before today

Ivory titanic
Like a white ship through the ice
Like a gigantic cat
In a room full of mice
Serpent of flame on the
Hindenburg hanging up
On display
Burning like the sting of the
Stingray

Darkening darkness submarine light
Fire hose colossus mountain of white
Twisting around around in the sound
As one swims up another floats down

20,000 down
Broken umbrella sinks in a cloud to the ground
Caught in a bottomless dream of the sea while
The stones stay
Where all the bones will lay
A day after today
The day after the sting of the
Stingray

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Fascinating, mayorQ. Just so you know, you can REVISE your rating at any time. We will all be learning a little about each other - and ourselves - along the way. said Jedediah Parish on Friday, November 20, 2015

I think to make this rating thing work I have to use the whole scale, meaning at least one of every number. In that context, this is a 4 or 5. This may take a while. said mayorQ on Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Pitboss, your logic is sound. A similar thing can be said about how many Donald Fagans there are per song. See the bridge (at approx 1:46) of Barrytown. -> Barrytown by Steely Dan said Jedediah Parish on Thursday, November 19, 2015

How many Jeds are singing on "20,000 down"? I'm guessing six, hence my rating of this song. The general rule of thumb is that the more Jeds there are singing, the better a track is. That's why everything ever recorded by The Beatles sucks. said The Pitboss on Thursday, November 19, 2015

It seems, at least as time has gone on, every album by The Gravel Pit has one catchy "hit single" type of song. Certainly "Favorite" and "Baby Gap" fit that bill and "Stingray" seems to keep the tradition going. I'm really very fond of this one, not just the chords and words but what the band and recording process did to it. said Jedediah Parish on Thursday, November 19, 2015

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