At the zoo simon and garfunkel. At the Zoo

At The Zoo Chords by Simon And Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo I do believe it I do believe it's true It's a light and tumble journey From the East Side to the park Just a fine and fancy ramble To the zoo But you can take the crosstown bus If it's raining or it's cold And the animals will love it if you do If you do, now Somethin' tells me it's all happening at the zoo I do believe it I do believe it's true The monkeys stand for honesty Giraffes are insincere And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb Orangutans are skeptical Of changes in their cages And the zookeeper is very fond of rum Zebras are reactionaries Antelopes are missionaries Pigeons plot in secrecy And hamsters turn on frequently What a gas, you gotta come and see At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo At the zoo General CommentDon't know if this song is about anything. Something tells me It's all happening at the zoo. On the surface, the song is a simple take on the pleasures of going to the New York City Zoo, complete with a description of the journey there. By whimsically telling us that all animals in a species share a single trait, Paul Simon is reminding us just how ludicrous it is judge people by the color of their skin or their religion or anything really beyond the content of their character. Some comments on here have indicated that Simon's metaphors relate to people, perhaps to the government, at a time of the escalation of the war in Vietnam and increased skepticism of the government. I believe it's a call for animal rights.

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Simon And Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

But this is nitpicking and merely demonstrates the problem with taking the lyrics of songs written in this era too seriously. Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages. I was born in 1972, so I was very young at the time they ran. Les orangs-outans sont sceptiques Des changements dans leurs cages, Et le gardien du zoo est très friand de rhum. Somethin 'me dit Il est tout se passe au zoo. Just a fine and fancy ramble to the zoo But you can take the crosstown bus if it's raining or it's cold. And the animals will love it if you do Somethin' tells me it's all happening at the zoo I do believe it I do believe it's true The monkeys stand for honesty Giraffes are insincere And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb.

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At The Zoo Chords by Simon And Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

I now realize that this is an odd choice for the Bronx Zoo because the song is clearly about the Central Park Zoo. But you can take the crosstown bus If it's raining or it's cold, And the animals will love it If you do. And the zoo-keeper is very fond of rum. The monkeys stand for honesty, giraffes are insincere, And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb. Maybe I'm taking it a little to seriously, but you can see what i mean.

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Lyrics for At the Zoo by Simon & Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

I do believe it, I do believe it's true. Les zèbres sont réactionnaires, Les antilopes sont des missionnaires, Pigeons parcelle dans le secret, Et hamsters allumer fréquemment. His metaphors and lines obviously are not meant to be taken too seriously and he writes his words to conform to the rhyme scheme and rhythm of the song, rather than actual facts about animals. General CommentIf it is making fun of racism which I've never seen before, but it is definitely an interesting thought , it would probably be the fact that all the animals are lumped together with certain characteristics. You gotta come and see At the zoo. Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. General Commentmaybe the animals are just each representing a different part of all of us, showing that we are like the animals in our certain characteristics.

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At the Zoo

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

Les singes se présenter aux honnêteté, Les girafes sont pas sincères, Et les éléphants sont gentiment mais Ils sont muets. I think it's a little mocking, but it's also very serious, sort of reminding people where we have evolved from and that that is still a part of us. And hamsters turn on frequently. But you can take the crosstown bus if it's rainin' or it's cold, And the animals will love it if you do. Musically, it's a fun and funky romp. The monkeys stand for honesty, Giraffes are insincere, And the elephants are kindly but They're dumb. It's a light and tumble journey From the East Side to the park; Just a fine and fancy ramble To the zoo.

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Simon and Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

General CommentHang on Marylene et al. Someone told me It's all happening at the zoo. . Remember this was written at the height of the civil rights era. General CommentI think this song is saying that humans and animals have more in common than we admit. Zebras are reactionaries Antelopes are missionaries Pigeons plot in secrecy. Zebras are reactionaries, Antelopes are missionaries, Pigeons plot in secrecy, And hamsters turn on frequently.

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At The Zoo Chords by Simon And Garfunkel

at the zoo simon and garfunkel

Orangutans are skeptical Of changes in their cages, And the zookeeper is very fond of rum. The song was licensed in advertisements for the Bronx Zoo in the late 1970s. Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages, And the zookeeper is very fond of rum. I do believe it, I do believe it's true. The narrative tells the story of a trip to the Central Park Zoo, perhaps under the influence of drugs; when the singer reaches the zoo, he anthropomorphizes the animals in various amusing ways, with a resulting cynical eye towards human life. This does not seem to me to be about stereotyping at all, since the qualities are not being ascribed to species but to the members of those species residing in the Bronx zoo. Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo.

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