big fish

big fish in a little pond
i started meeting a bunch of big fish in a small pond
something made me wanna leave, something told me just get out
i must have looked like i wasn’t any threat to you, you could
dismiss me without ever asking what i was about

you could afford to be such a dick to me cause you were
lording it up over all that you survey
you’re like, who’s got time to hear the new guy
pontificating on your soapbox and lookin’ so gay

big fish in a little pond, fat guy in a little coat
smart ass in a small town bar, someone’s always got to brag and gloat
tough guy in the internet chat room, wise cracker at the back of the class
he’s the neighborhood schoolyard bully and someone’s about to kick his ass

you like running your mouth when you think you’re the tough guy
and everyone else is a grade school kid to you
you say that you feel like such a big deal when you take control
but you and i know what’s true

so you get away with this game you play ‘til
someone comes along and maybe knows a bit more than you
then it all comes crashing down around you and you
end up looking like the jackass you’re a fuckin’ fool

big fish in a little pond, fat guy in a little coat
smart ass in a small town bar, someone’s always got to brag and gloat
tough guy in the internet chat room, wise cracker at the back of the class
he’s the neighborhood schoolyard bully and someone’s about to kick his ass

words and music by Joe Herbert, copyright 2003