Ian Dury - Poo-Poo In The Prawn Lyrics




I took a sudden notion
To go down to the ocean
I got my suntan lotion
My flippers and my mask

In proper distribution
Of fully formed ablutions
Formed an ocean of pollution
In which I dare sn't bask

Some turds were teeny-tiny
And some were big and shiny
But they all fucked up the briney
In which I dipped my toe

If you go swimming in the shite-us
You'll get worse than dermititis
From the sea of grey detritus
Where the sewage ebbs and flows

There's no respite
From the cesspit
No shelter from the pong
The poor old ocean
Is full of motions
Where the hell did we go wrong?

Like a lamb off to the slaughter
Poured myself a glass of water
I failed to spot I'd caught a
Little creature in my cup

I was well and truly bolleaux-ed
From the fires of hell that followed
'Twas the cup of life I'd swallowed
And it almost did me up

Something coming
Through the plumbing
That should not be there at all
The glass is brimming
And things are swimming
And quite frankly, I'm appalled

Was a very hungry fella
I defrosted my paella
Came down with salmonella
Three weeks intensive care

They failed to send technicians in
To check the air-conditioning
Which was unfortunately transmissioning
A case of Legionnaire

There's a malaise
In the mayonnaise
There's a poo-poo in the prawn
Where we missed them
In the system
Little germs are being born
There's no respite
From the cesspit
There's no shelter from the pong

Where the hell did we go...?





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  1. Der Kommissar

    Always liked Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Sex, Drugs & RockandRoll, but this is pure genius

  2. Mark Smith Smith

    Mad genius. The guvnor x

  3. Stanley Halaby

    ALRIGHT IAN!!!!!!!! (AND BLOCKHEADS TOO!!!) <3

  4. Miss Lemon

    I fuckin' love this guy

  5. Vitorino Barcelona

    add block for you tube add on, simple

  6. Hrh Fish

    HANDS UP WHO IS PISSED OFF WITH HAVING THEIR MUSIC OR VIDEO PLAYLIST INTERRUPTED BY ADS SELLING STUFF WE DONT WANT OR NEED? use banners on the post page then at least we can choose to ignore. 

  7. Captain Drugwash

    Top 5 Dury songs.

    the womble

    Reasons, lullaby for frances, rhythm stick,sweet gene, waste, common as muck. yes that's six!

  8. Lee Stedman

    The late great Ian Dury, wordsmith extroardinaire. A thoughtful and funny song in equal measure.

  9. frankythefox

    Another piece of brilliance, he should have been the poet laureate !

  10. Daniella Bronowski

    Very Frankie Howerd, Esq

  11. paulinthought

    @whizzkid69 Fantastic. great to see the bands musical legacy continue with such style despite Ian's death. I saw the magic band in Dublin a few months back and despite the loss of the captain they also played an astoundingly good gig. Drumbo took his place so convincingly it was hard to believe the guy had ever passed 30 never mind died.

  12. paulinthought

    @punkinthehead65
    Punk in the head? Get your hairy balls out of your eyes. Just cause he got sick means he shouldn't have a social conscience? You mean if he hadn't got polio he'd have been fine with shitty water and less conscientious? That's what you're saying. Is that what you mean? Is that why you've become so upset? Pumpkinhead indeed.

    Piss pullers

    paulinthought polio left him paralysed

  13. lecrapauddejerri9

    Belter

  14. JustTheGman

    Serious but amusing song. Really shows Ian's brilliance at playing with words and lyrics.
    Saw him in 1979. I shall never forget the amazingly barmy experience. A true star. A hero. A legend.
    A true 'Clever Bastard'.

  15. brad42948

    good video, great song. Ian is sorely missed.

  16. PlushCity

    brilliant