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Monkey To Man - Elvis Costello & The Imposters Lyrics

"Monkey To Man - Elvis Costello & The Imposters" is track #20 on the album 2005 Grammy Nominees. It was written by Elvis Costello.
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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
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, monkey to man

Every time man struggles and fails
He makes up some kind of fairy tales
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, a monkey to man, a 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

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

Monkey to man, a monkey to man, a monkey to man
A monkey to man, a monkey to man, a monkey to man
A monkey to man

A long time ago, our point of view

Songwriters
Elvis Costello

Published by
UNIVERSAL MUSIC-MGB SONGS;UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING MGB LTD.

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