Genesis: Squonk Meaning
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The squonk is a mythological creature that supposedly lives in the marshes of Pennsylvania. Legends say that the squonk is a very ugly creature that spends most of its time alone and weeping because it knows how ugly it is.
Some say the squonk tries very hard to avoid water, because it doesn't want to see its own reflection.
There was once a comical book of folklore that claimed a hunter once captured a live squonk in a bag, and tried to bring it to a zoo... but before he got very far, the squonk melted away into a pool of its own tears.
The song "Squonk" by Genesis is simply a retelling of the legend. A squonk is captured by a hunter, and placed in a bag, where it dissolves into nothing but tears.
The exasperated hunter notes that the squonk race is surely doomed.
anonymous Dec 21st, 2015 12:44pm report
This is an anti hunting song, per mike rutherford.
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