Watch Russell Crowe Sing 'Balls in Your Mouth' with Jimmy Fallon (Video)
"Balls in your mouth, balls in your mouth. Don't swim in the ocean, you'll get balls in your mouth."
It’s been a while since Russell Crowe picked up a guitar and played frontman in a rock band. But he was more than happy to oblige during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The Water Diviner director teamed up with Fallon for an Earth Day "protest song" against BP, the energy giant that five years ago left a disastrous mess in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig led to the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters. Today, tar balls still bob in the ocean and litter beaches from Texas to Florida thanks to that costly accident.
Crowe and Fallon’s protest song won’t win any awards. It won’t win any protests either. But it's worth a look. Here’s a sample of its lyrical content: “Balls in your mouth, balls in your mouth. Don’t swim in the ocean, you’ll get balls in your mouth."
Crowe is no stranger to rock 'n' roll. He performed with the Aussie band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts until its split in 2005. He later reunited with some of his bandmates for the project The Ordinary Fear of God and has continued to work with some of its members until recently. In the 1980s, Crowe started a pop career under the amusing stage name Russ le Roq.
This article originally appeared as Billboard.com.