Who Sang Knocking 'Round the Zoo? James Taylor

James Taylor Original Flying Machine 1967 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Taylor, James V Taylor
release date: 1970
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:21
Just knocking around the zoo
On a Thursday afternoon,
There's bars on all the windows
And they're counting up the spoons, yeah.
And if I'm feeling edgy,
There's a chick who's paid
To be my slave, yeah, watch out James.
But she'll hit me with a needle
If she thinks I'm trying to misbehave.

Now the keeper's trying to cool me
Says I'm bound to be all right,
But I know that he can't fool me
'Cause I'm putting him uptight, yeah.
And I can feel him getting edgy
Every time I make a sudden move,
Whoa, yes it's true.
And I can hear them celebrating
Every time I up and leave the room.

Now my friends all come to see me,
They just point at me and stare.
Said, he's just like the rest of us
So what's he doing there?
They hide in their movie theaters
Drinking juice, keeping tight,
Watch that bright light.
'Cause they're certain about one thing, babe,
That zoo's no place to spend the night, no.

Just knocking around the zoo
On a Thursday afternoon,
There's bars on all the windows
And they're counting up the spoons, yeah.
And if I'm feeling edgy,
There's a chick who's paid to be my slave,
Watch out Kootch.
But she'll hit me with a needle
If she thinks I'm trying to misbehave.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Night Owl
  • 2 Brighten Your Day
  • 3 Kootch's Song
  • 4 Knocking 'round the Zoo
  • 5 Rainy Day Man
  • 6 Knockin 'round the Zoo
  • 7 Something's Wrong

  • Album Information
    label: Euphoria Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin