My Wife with her boyfriend

Since the Nick and Knack Fisher-Fasher  Research Facilities in the New Mexico desert made the earth-shattering discovery that apes evolved from humans and not the other way around*, I’ve found myself being  attracted to the concept of swinging around in the jungle for a living….

Apes and monkeys relax in the trees eating fruit and socializing with their families and mates while those of us who were until recently thought to have  “evolved “ from an ape-like ancestor struggle through our stressful, worry-filled lives. We’re being pushed around and studying and working day in and day out for someone else’s enrichment. Ray Davies, way back in the Kinkolithic Age summed up my sentiments accurately:

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.


From “Apeman”  recorded by the Kinks. Songwriter: RAY DAVIES

Apeman lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ABKCO Music Inc.


* Yes, I know that both apes and men are said to have evolved from a common ancestor.


2 thoughts on “I’M AN APE-MAN!

  1. I love this song, and at one time sang it in my solo set.
    And of course, it’s the only hit song that I know which uses a very naughty word, and gets away with it!
    “I look out the window but I can’t see the skies,
    cos the air pollution is f**kin’ up my eyes”…..
    Agree with your sentiments entirely


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