Apeman

Ray Davies, released on Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, © Noma Music, Inc. BMI 1970

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I think I'm sophisticated

'Cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien

But all around me everybody's multiplying

Till they're walking round like flies man

So I'm no better than the animals sitting in their cages

in the zoo man

'Cos compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees

I am an ape man

I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized

'Cos I'm a strict vegetarian

But with the over-population and inflation and starvation

And the crazy politicians

I don't feel safe in this world no more

I don't want to die in a nuclear war

I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man

I'm an ape man I'm a King Kong man I'm ape ape man

I'm an ape man

'Cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky

compared to the clouds as they roll by

Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies

I am an ape man

In man's evolution he has created the cities and

the motor traffic rumble, but give me half a chance

and I'd be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle

'Cos the only time that I feel at ease

Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree

Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man

I'm an ape, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man

I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man

I'm an ape man

I look out my window, but I can't see the sky

'Cos the air pollution is

fogging up my eyes

I want to get out of this city alive

And make like an ape man

Come and love me, be my ape man girl

And we will be so happy in my ape man world

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man

I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man

I'm an ape man

I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane

I'll keep you warm and you'll keep me sane

and we'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day

Just like an ape man

I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man

I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man

I'm an ape man.

I don't feel safe in this world no more

I don't want to die in a nuclear war

I want to sail away to a distant shore

And make like an ape man.

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