Apeman Lyrics

The Kinks


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
writers: Ray Davies
album: Track 11 in album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
release date: 1970-11-27
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:53
composer: Ray Davies
lyricist: Ray Davies

Cover Art

The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One cover art
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I think I'm sophisticated 'cause I'm living my life
Like a good homo sapiens
But all around me everybody's multiplying and
They're walking round like flies man
So I'm no better than the animals sitting
In the cages in the zoo man
'Cause compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees
I am an apeman

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 voodoo 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 voodoo man, oh I'm an apeman
I look out the window but I can't see the sky
The air pollution is a-fogging 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 voodoo 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 voodoo 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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction / The Contenders
  • 2 Strangers
  • 3 Denmark Street
  • 4 Get Back in Line
  • 5 Lola
  • 6 Top of the Pops
  • 7 The Moneygoround
  • 8 This Time Tomorrow
  • 9 A Long Way From Home
  • 10 Rats
  • 11 Apeman
  • 12 Powerman
  • 13 Got to Be Free