At the Zoo

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
Bus you can take the cross-town bus if it's raining or it's cold,
And the animals will love it if you do if you do

Something 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.

Пол Саймон
"Bookends", 1968 (© 1967)
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