The Alligator

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Words and Music by Dan Sonenberg, based on an original idea by Pablo Sonenberg.


The alligator
The alligator
The alligator oh

Rivers underground
The alligator's marching to a different sound
Creature of the night
Rises to the light
The alligator surfaces
The mystic mast of urban legend raised
The onlookers amazed

One hour later
One hour later
Beaten upon the head

The alligator
The alligator
The mighty beast is dead

Stumbling blindly
Met so unkindly
Snapped unprovoked, they said

Supervisor Mays
Disregards the call
"There's whiskey in their cups," he says
"I don't believe it all."
Takes a journey down
Rivers underground
Where reptilian enclave populate
The murky muck beneath the city sound
The alligator's found

The alligator
The alligator tonight
The alligator hopes you're sleeping tight
We'll have a fright
When the alligator takes a bite

The alligator
The alligator
The alligator oh

Under the sidewalks of New York
The World Beneath the City told
In Robert Daly's timeless prose
A legend is unfurled
Upon a waiting world
The sewer gator ambles forth
And spreads his restless shadow 'cross the town
The alligator's found



from Long Overdue, released December 18, 2015
Sam Chandler: bass, percussion, backing vocals
Mark Dennis: drums, percussion
Jimmy Dority: guitar, accordion, ukelele, backing vocals
Dan Sonenberg: piano, percussion, lead vocal

Mark Tipton: trumpet
Joshua LaChance: tuba



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Lovers of Fiction Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine-based indie rock band Lovers of Fiction formed when classical composer and University of Southern Maine professor Dan Sonenberg surprised three former students by asking them to join his rock band.

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