Jonah's Whale

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This song started out from the challenge "Write a song from the point of view of an animal that wouldn't be considered a pet." Once I stumbled across the idea of Jonah's Whale the rest came pretty quickly.

lyrics

I am just a simple whale
I sing my way across the ocean
But when Jonah’s ship set sail
An age old plan was put in motion

I was appointed on the day that I was born
I won’t spite the hand that feeds me
He doesn’t ask too often and He doesn’t ask too much
I will do as my Lord needs me

When they threw Jonah to the waves
I was waiting there to catch him
That bellyacher banged my belly for three days
It was worse than indigestion

I was appointed on the day that I was born
I won’t spite the hand that feeds me
He doesn’t ask too often and He doesn’t ask too much
I will do as my Lord needs me

Then the man inside made peace
The struggle in my gut was over
I heaved him out upon the beach
Turned to face the deep and dove there

I was appointed on the day that I was born
I won’t spite the hand that feeds me
He doesn’t ask too often and He doesn’t ask too much
I will do as my Lord needs me

I was appointed on the day that I was born
I won’t spite the hand that feeds me
He doesn’t ask too often and He doesn’t ask too much
I will do as my Lord needs me

I am just a simple whale
I sing my way across the ocean

credits

from Anchor - EP, released November 13, 2012
Heather Miller - vocals, acoustic guitar
Daniel Barrett - background vocals, bass
Red Young - piano, Hammond organ
Rick Richards - drums
Ana Bee - background vocals

Artwork by Alicia Carradus: aliciacarradus.blogspot.com

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Heather Miller Fairfield, Iowa

I love music and I'm so grateful for all the gifts it has brought to my life. In May 2011, I took a huge leap of faith and moved from Iowa down to Austin for a year, to study at Rubicon Artist Development and make my first EP called "Anchor". I'm now back in Iowa, CD in hand, excited to share it with the world! ... more

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