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THE TIKTAALIK SONG

As part of our celebration of Your Inner Fish, the Penn Reading Project commisoned Ohio band The Indoorfins to write a song about Tiktaalik especially for the ocassion. We think the song is awesome!

Click on the link to play the song in your brower or right click and "Save As..." to import to your MP3 player

Tiktaalik (Your Inner Fish)
Written and Performed by The Indoorfins

From the water to the land I
Learn to swim and learn to stand I'm
Found here by the hands of Neil Shubin
Carry me home
To find the Inner fish unknown

Here on the cusp
Between fish and tetrapod
Lie the skeletal remains
In permafrost. Amphibiously name them
Tiktaalik

Carry me 3,00o miles in a plaster jacket
all the way from Ellesmere Island
In the back seat of a rocket
Fly me 'round the world to find my inner fish

Coming up to take a breath and
Have to use my rubber neck 'cause
I see some sheilas on the bank
And I'm built for looking up
Crawl on all fours, and do some push ups on the shore

375 million years or more
An ancient salamander caged inside a cliff
No longer to meander
Tiktaalik

Carry me 3,000 miles in a jacket of plaster
All the way from Ellesmere Island
Cargo on the helicopter
Fly me 'round the world to find my inner fish

Evolution, revolution, Darwinism, skepticism.
Bulging eyes and fleshy pecs,
Dotted with some colored specks.
One glance, second chance, come upon you... happen-stance.
Tik taa lik!

Carry me 3,000 miles in a plaster jacket
All the way from Ellesmere Island
In the back seat of a rocket
Fly me 'round the world to find my inner fish

Music and Lyrics Copyright 2008 - The Indoorfins. Used with permission.

THE MUSIC VIDEO
Edited by Christopher Boggs

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All images of Tiktaalik roseae by Kalliopi Monoyios
This page last updated on: August 27, 2008 8:32 PM | Copyright 2008