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Look at The Animals Lyrics

from Nightcap

"Look at The Animals" is track #14 on the album Nightcap. It was written by Ian Anderson.
"Look at The Animals" is track #14 on the album Nightcap. It was written by Ian Anderson.

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The tiny ant leaves his tiny ant drops in the sand
And makes his home inside a rusty watering can
Occasionally, going out to look for bread and jam

He runs into a sparrow who hasn't eaten for a week
And later, quite contented, the sparrow cleans his beak
Failing to notice pussy cat has come out to take a leak

Our cat partakes of dinner when a sodden kangaroo
Emerges from the undergrowth and asks to use the loo
Kangaroos aren't usually dangerous, for that would never do

My goodness, will you look at all the animals queuing on the stairs
Look at the animals in the zoo, how would you like to be one?
They're waiting to use the lavatory
And putting chewing gum in each other's hair

Look at the animals, look at you, well, how would you like to free one?

Good gracious, will you look at all the animals playing with their tools?
Look at the animals, look at you, well, how would you like to queer one?
Flying from the chandeliers and treading in their elephantine stools

Look at the animals, two by two, aren't you glad to be one?

This kangaroo's a lunatic and his pouch is very full
Of pussy cats and penguins who can't fly as a rule
But then, neither could the pussy cat, he never went to school

The kangaroo gets nervous when confronted by the size
Of an elephant named Simon, who is always telling lies
He swears he wears green corduroys and can button up his fly

Presently, a fatter Simon's indigestion fails
He regurgitates the whole damn mess into an aluminum pail
And the tiny ant scuttles back inside his watering can
Occasionally going out to look for bread and jam

Songwriters
IAN ANDERSON

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