left biblioblography: Monkey to Man!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Monkey to Man!

Who doesn't like Elvis Costello? Here's a better way to 'teach the controversy':

A long time ago, our point of view
Was broadcast by Mr. Bartholomew
And now the world is full of sorrow and pain
And it's time for us to speak up again

You're slack and sorry
Such an arrogant brood
The only purpose you serve is to bring us our food
We sit here staring at your pomp and pout
Outside the bars we use for keeping you out

You've taken everything that you wanted
Broke it up and plundered it and hunted
Ever since we said it
You went and took the credit
It's been headed this way since the world began
When a vicious creature took the jump from Monkey to Man

Monkey to Man

Every time man struggles and fails
He makes up some kind of fairytales
After all of the misery that he has caused
He denies he's descended from the dinosaurs

Points up to heaven with cathedral spires
All the time indulging in his base desires
Ever since we said it
He went and took the credit
It's been headed this way since the world began
When a vicious creature took the jump from Monkey to Man

Monkey to Man

Big and useless as he has become
With his crying statues and his flying bomb
Goes 'round acting like the chosen one
Excuse us if we treat him like our idiot cousin

He hangs up flowers and bells and rhymes
Hoping to hell someone's forgiven his crimes
Fills up the air with his pride and praise
He's a big disgrace to our beastly ways

In the fashionable nightclubs and finer precincts
Man uses words to dress up his vile instincts
Ever since we said it
He went and took the credit
It's been headed this way since the world began
When a vicious creature took the jump from Monkey to Man.

What's not to like? Between a bevy of bikini-clad beauties dancing, some good music, a distinct nod to evolution, and some guy running around in a gorilla suit.

Hey, so he left out the finer points. Who'd listen to a song about bacterial flagellum, anyways?

Relax, chill, smile, and groove. (Do the kids still use 'groove' these days?)

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6 comments:

Mesoforte said...

I hope this doesn't reinforce the idea that humans evolved from monkeys. That misconception causes problems to no end. And no, I'm relatively sure that young people don't say groove much anymore.

Krystalline Apostate said...

MF - it's just a song.
Too bad: groove is just such a...groovy word. ;)

Mesoforte said...

it's just a song.

I know, but I like to sound serious sometimes. ;p

Krystalline Apostate said...

MF - true enough, but too much seriousness is as bad as not enough sometimes. ;)

Zac Hunter said...

I still use the word groove. Damn. By inference does that mean i'm no longer a kid?

Krystalline Apostate said...

zac - the Asians say that everyone's a teenager till they're 25.
Where you at?