[Verse 1]
I’ve been too long fishin’,
The night’s now drawing down.
I’m just weary of wishing,
And my live bait’s just skipped town.
I’ve tried longleaf worms spikes,
And clams creek chubs.
I tried Texas rigs n’ moonshine,
Yet nothin’ bites on my line.
Sign says I’ve gone fishin’,
Yeah fishin‘ for my wife.

[Verse 2]
I’ll throw my line for the last time,
But cast from higher ground.
Just a gamble for the real prime,
And land the finest catch around.
I want monkfish flatfish,
And flyin’ fish or catfish.
As long as it’s a fine fish,
It’s welcome here on my dish.
Sign says I’ve gone fishin’,
Yeah fishin‘ for highlife.

[Bridge]
Well life is just too damn short,
And I got no time in lieu.
‘Cos I’ve been spending all my days,
In an angling déjà vu.
Well this river’s just too darn wide,
And that line don’t work for me.
I cast my spinning reel in high tide,
Yet still there ain’t no bite but I’ll be right.

[Verse 3]
I had a hankerin’ for the sweet fish,
But patience is all I got.
But what is left to accomplish,
You come to thinkin’ that’s just your lot.
From open waters to the shore,
With floats flies and copper lures.
So time for new apparel,
‘Cos there ain’t no gun and barrel.
Sign says I’ve gone fishin’,
Yeah fishin‘ for nightlife.

[Verse 4]
I tried my hand now at fishin’,
It looked like there’s nothin’ around.
What with the cost of living,
My skiff was soon to run aground.
Gotta get some respite,
Been trawling old trout day and night.
The sea fish now they’re far from sight,
And flying fish have taken flight.
And no bait seems to make them bite,
But who knows maybe dynamite?
Sign says I’ve gone fishin’,
Sign says he’s gone fishin’,
Sign says I’ve gone fishin’,
Yeah fishin‘ for a wife.
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Gone Fishin’ Lyrics

The Paper Trains – Gone Fishin’ Lyrics