Boris the Spider

Lyrics

by

The Who



Look, he's crawling up my wall
Black and hairy, very small
Now he's up above my head
Hanging by a little thread

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Now he's dropped on to the floor
Heading for the bedroom door
Maybe he's as scared as me
Where's he gone now, I can't see

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Creepy, crawly
Creepy, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly

There he is wrapped in a ball
Doesn't seem to move at all
Perhaps he's dead, I'll just make sure
Pick this book up off the floor

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Creepy, crawly
Creepy, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly
Creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly

He's come to a sticky end
Don't think he will ever mend
Never more will he crawl 'round
He's embedded in the ground

Boris the spider
Boris the spider

Writer/s: JOHN ENTWHISTLE
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John Entwistle released a few solo albums. On the album "Smash Your Head Against the Wall", the song "My Size" is a sequel to "Boris". The chorus is "Now you're always haningin' 'round, you never touch the ground, you make me feel so small, wish I was ten feet tall." The bass line at the very end of the song mimics the Boris bass line to tie the two together.
- Jeff, Santa Clarita, CA
I never knew the point of this song til now -- just loved the killer bass (guitar & vocals)

I've been known to sing to any big ol black hairy spider this song, just for fun!
- Cyberpope, Richmond, Canada
You are dumb tom BBC is British Broadcasting Corporation and from your location you of all people should know that dumbass Long Live Boris the Spider!!!! ohhh wait he got smashed by a book
- chris, san diego, CA
John was out drinking with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and they were thinking up funny names for animals...that's where the title's from.
Also, later on in the Who's career more of John's songs ended up being sung by Roger.
I love the Who. This is a crazy awesome song.
- Rose, Boston, MA
thanks danny, i saw some videos on youtube, and they showed the entire band singing
- Sam, Seattle, WA
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