Christmas at the Zoo
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


Their wasn't any snow on Christmas eve and I knew what I
Should do, I thought I'd free the animals all locked up at the zoo
I opened up the fence where the peacocks were, the lamas were
Unleashed the snakes and seals could all get out, but they
Refused to leave

All of the animals agreed they're not happy at the zoos
But they preferred to save themselves, they seemed to think
They could
The elephants, orangutans, all the birds and kangaroos all said
Thanks but no thanks man, but to be concerned is good

It started to snow on Christmas Eve in the middle of the night
Walking through the state park zoo and everything is white

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Written by: MICHAEL IVINS, RONALD JONES, STEVEN DROZD, WAYNE COYNE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Amber Pamber

There wasn't any snow on Christmas Eve
And I knew what I should do
I thought I'd free the animals
All locked up at the zoo

I opened up the fence where the peacocks were
The lamas were unleashed
The snakes and seals could all get out
But they refused to leave

All of the animals agreed they're not
Happy at the zoos
But they preferred to save themselves
They seemed to think they could

The elephants, orangutans
All the birds and kangaroos
All said thanks but no thanks man
But to be concerned is good

It started to snow on Christmas Eve
In the middle of the night
Walkin' through the state park zoo
And everything is white



All comments from YouTube:

DukeOfDeath27

Clouds taste metallic is such a killer album. Its a shame everyone hasn't heard it.

Mr. Roberto

@Martin Rose its all good

Martin Rose

@Nate Black No Yoshimi Battles... ? :O

Nate Black

Easily their best. I really can't think if a Lips album I love more. My top 3 in no particular order would have to be Clouds Taste Metallic, The Soft Bulletin, and Hit to Death.

Royce Williams

Haven't seen this in years! This is my favorite song off of Clouds Taste Metallic. To me, this song was the point that I thought that they could really head in a Spector type of pop grandeur (and kind of heard it a little bit towards the end of "Chewin The Apple of 'Yer Eye"). Little did I know that they'd thankfully pursue it full force on The Soft Bulletin.....one of my favorite albums, ever.

agentanaranjado

I love how it is the perfect marriage of the Spector/Wilson-type thing with the drumming of John Bonham, ha. It’s such a unique and bizarre combination. It’s most evident on Zaireeka, but is ever-present from this album through “Are You a Hypnotist???” and their other 2000s output.

DukeOfDeath27

Clouds taste metallic is such a killer album. Its a shame everyone hasn't heard it.

Ash N. Patel

Freaking love this song. Perfect indie Christmas song. The bells and chimes and echo vocals in the end just nailed it. Indie pop geniuses those lips!

tostare

What a wonderful, lovely, song this is.  I love the mix of fragility and joyfulness in Wayne's voice.

charlestillmanTV

Wayne Coyne at the height of his genius and brilliance.

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