Sunday, August 28, 2005


XTC has been one of my favorite bands for a long time now. Their bassist, Colin Moulding, has written some great songs for the band. The following is one I consider a classic...


Well man created the cardboard box to sleep in it
And man converted the newspaper to a blanket
Well you have to admit that he's come a long way since swinging about in the trees

We're the smartest monkeys The smartest monkeys
The evidence is all around, our brains are bigger, this we've found
The smartest monkeys

Well man discovered the park bench can make a transition
And the rubbish tip makes a valid form of nutrition
With discoveries like these, civilisation agrees... to give itself a pat on the back

We're the smartest monkeys The smartest monkeys
The evolution's plain to see, we're the dominant of the species
The smartest monkeys

We brought the caveman from the stoneage to the subways of the modern world
Quick call the Guinness Book of Records
Well you have to admit... We're the smartest monkeys...


Blogger Laurie said...

You left a comment on my blog about liking quotes. I also like song lyrics. There is so much that I overlook and underhear that sometimes I don't realize the true meaning of a song until many many hears later.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I know what you mean! Thanks to Sleepybomb at The Wreckroom (see links below!) I know what Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" is about, after all these years. Thanks for stopping by!

11:03 AM  
Blogger halcyon67 said...

That picture is cute.

1:00 PM  
Blogger sleepybomb said...

great lyrics old man! colin's words have gotten so much better as the band has matured. altho i always enjoy a sing-along to 'set myself on fire'.
and ya know i gotta thing for words, and oh yeah, music too.

2:10 PM  
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2:12 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

I bet he does'nt even peel his own bananas. I see the spammers have returned. Can someone flame the sites their advertising please.

3:51 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Geez, you seem to have spammers up the ying yang!

XTC is great. Nonsuch (which the Smartest Monkeys is from) is probably one of my all time top ten albums. Hope they put out something new pretty soon.

I also like your new feature where you recommend cds, etc..

4:59 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Thanks, everyone! Your comments are always welcome!

10:22 PM  

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