Simon & Garfunkel - At the Zoo Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends cover art
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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

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bookends Theme
  • 2 Save the Life of My Child
  • 3 America
  • 4 Overs
  • 5 Voices of Old People
  • 6 Old Friends
  • 7 Bookends Theme
  • 8 Fakin’ It
  • 9 Punky’s Dilemma
  • 10 Mrs. Robinson
  • 11 A Hazy Shade of Winter
  • 12 At the Zoo


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Paul Simon
    album: Track 12 in album Bookends
    release date: 1968-4-3
    popularity : 99 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:23
    producer: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Roy Halee
    recorded by: Roy Halee
    assistant producer: Bob Johnston
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin