You Think You’re So Phisticated

February 7, 2016

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It’s 1968, and my cousin and I go to one of the first screenings of a new movie called “Planet of the Apes“. After the movie we go outside, still thunderstruck by the ending. In the huge line-up down the street waiting to get into the next show, is a friend of my cousin’s. My cousin yells “you won’t believe the ending….they were on Earth the whole time!….a couple hundred people moan to the spoiler event. Damn cousin.

These guys always make me feel good….even when they’re singing about the end of the world as we know it.

The Kinks – Apeman 1970

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link to BBC documentary on The Kinks

Here are the chords. Learn it and your friends will think you’re so civilised and so educated. And it’s actually a fun and easy (surprise) song to play.

Apeman – The Kinks – from chordie.com:
[D]  [D]  [D]  [D]  [D]  [A]  [E]     [D]   [E]   [A]  [A]I think I’m sophisticated ‘c[A]ause I’m living my life
  like a [E]good homo sapiens[E]
But [A]all around me everyb[A]ody’s multiplying and
  they’re [E]walking round like flies man[E]
[D]So I’m no better than the [D]animals sitting
  in the [A]cages in the zoo man[A]
Cause [A]compared to the flowers and the [A]birds and the trees
[D]I am an [E]ape[A]man.
I think I’m so educated and I’m so civilized
’cause 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 apeman.
I’m an apeman, I’m an ape, apeman, oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man, I’m a voodo man, oh I’m an apeman
Cause 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 apeman.
In man’s evolution he’s created the city
and the motor traffic rumble.
But give me half a chance and I’d be taking off my clothes
and living in the jungle.
Cause the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in the coconut trees.
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an apeman.
I’m an apeman, I’m an ape, apeman, oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man, I’m a voodo man, oh I’m an apeman
I look out the window but I can’t see the sky,
The air pollution is a-fucking up my eyes,
I want to get out of this city alive and make like an apeman.
Oh come on and love me, be my apeman girl
And we’ll be so happy in my apeman world.
I’m an apeman, I’m an ape, apeman, oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man, I’m a voodo man, oh I’m an apeman
I’ll be your Tarzan, you’ll be my Jane,
I’ll keep you warm and you’ll keep me sane,
We’ll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day, just like an apeman.
I’m an apeman, I’m an ape, apeman, oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man, I’m a voodo man, oh I’m an apeman
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 apeman.

 

 

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