The Kinks:Apeman

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“Apeman”
Artist: The Kinks
Albums: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part 1 (1970)
The Kink Kronikles (1972)
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best of The Kinks and Ray Davies (2012)

I think I'm sophisticated
'Cos I'm living my life
Like a good homo sapien
But all around me everybody's multiplying
And 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
Oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man
I'm a voodoo man
Oh 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 man
I'm an ape ape man
Oh I'm an ape man
Oh I'm a King Kong man
I'm a voodoo man
Oh 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'd be so happy
In my ape man world

I'm an ape man
I'm an ape ape man
Oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man
I'm a voodoo man
OhI'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
Oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man
I'm a voodoo man
Oh 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