Check out this recent news story from local ABC affiliate Channel 13:

U-Haul chase ends in Brays Bayou

Anyone familiar with my band, The Flying Fish Sailors, has likely heard the song Greg wrote called Haul U-Haul Haul which is a spoof of a sailor’s hauling shanty and is about moving domiciles using a dilapidated U-Haul truck.

The similarities between the song and the news story are eerie…

So an officer came in a great big cruiser
The aquarium tipped and we started to lose her
Then I saw me a sight that made me shiver
As the truck dove nose first into the river
When I got to shore I was damn near drowned
As I watched that truck floating right out of town
So I sat in jail “˜til the very next day Sir
With the mileage fee just a’tickin’ away Sir
But from all this pain one thing I’ve learned Sir
Well the next time I move I’ll just buy new furniture

For those unfamiliar with the song I have added it to this post for your listening enjoyment.

Haul U-Haul Haul

4 thoughts on “Haul U-Haul Haul

  • April 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I think you can now safely add “eerily prescient” to the description of the band.

    “South-East Texas’ funniest and most eerily prescient humorous sea shanty trio, now with 33% more fish”.

    Or maybe you “eerily prescient” only applies to Greg.

  • April 1, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Heheh! When I saw the image of the truck in the water, even before I saw whose post I was reading, I immediately heard “Haul U-haul Haul!” in the back of my head.

  • April 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Life imitates good art.

    I think of this song every time I move, or help anyone else move. I’ve had one helping-move experience perilously like it — minus the last verse. I attribute our luck to humming the song under my breath the whole 30-hour trip.

    The U-Haulers in the picture obviously didn’t listen to enough ‘Fish to ward off the end of the song. We should send them a CD for use in future endeavors.

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