Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale
manos74

Feb. 12, 1809

And before I forget:



The tourists get into their car
Drive through the safari park
There's animals you've only seen in books
And despite the helpful warnings
(You could read them in the dark)
They decide to try and get a closer look

They park the car and lock it
('Cause you're better safe than sorry)
They try to make the lions look their way
And in a perfect Kodak moment
They're hunting for their car keys
As the lions come to bid them all good day
And they say:

"Haven't you ever heard of Darwin?
Did you think we were going to run and hide?
Haven't you ever heard of Darwin?
Don't roll down your car windows,
It's a jungle outside."

There's white tigers in Las Vegas
Who deign to show their teeth
Sip tea from china to polite applause
And they're weighing up the gamblers
They're either masters or they're meat
Provided they keep arm's length from the claws

And it's very nearly showtime
The magicians warm up backstage
And the sound effects so loud that no one hears
As one tiger turns to the other
And says "You want to see some magic?
Tonight, it's the magicians disappear!"
And they say:

"Haven't you ever heard of Darwin?
Did you think we'd vanish in the air?
Haven't you ever heard of Darwin?
Don't roll down your car windows,
It's a jungle out there."

Further down the food chain
Closer to the ground
Scurry all the scavengers at home
And you can tidy up the kitchen
You can wash all of the plates
But there's always meat left somewhere on the bone

All our tiny flat-mates
Are waiting to inherit
The legacy we'll leave behind one night
They feed their little habits
And they'll wait with perfect patience
'Till there's no one left to turn on all the lights
And they'll say:

"Hadn't they ever heard of Darwin?
Now we don't have to run and hide
Hadn't they ever heard of Darwin?
Open up the windows,
It's a jungle inside;
It's a jungle inside."

--John Wesley Harding
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