No Fish Today

My father went to sea all his life, like his father before him
I followed in their footsteps though Iím the first one that can swim.
Never made much money, you could say we are the little guys
Now they say weíve got to pay because the seas are running dry
No fish today for you or for me, the government man say we canít go to sea
Sorry my children Iím sorry my wife
they took away my quota they took away my life
they took away my quota they took away my life

Up in the city they talk so fine, saving the planet one day at a time
taking whatever steps that they can, that cuts no ice with your Japanese man
Itís the big companies had it all their own way
what I catch in a year, they catch in a day
and I know itís the law but I canít abide throwing my bycatch over the side
No fish today for you or for me, the government man say I canít go to sea
Sorry my children Iím sorry my wife
they took away my quota they took away my life
they took away my quota they took away my life

I donít what it is they expect us to do, look for an answer in the sea so blue
Itís problem no-one cares enough to fix, you canít teach this old dog any new tricks
Saw a picture in the paper the other day, of the man with the biggest quota they say
dressed as fine as a man could be, he lives two hundred miles from the sea!
No fish today for you or for me, the government man say we canít go to sea
Sorry my children Iím sorry my wife
they took away my quota they took away my life
they took away my quota they took away my life

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