Charlie McCarron - The Animal Song (AKA The Battle For Life)

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lyrics

Let's find a way for the whole human race
to survive out in space when we drain this place
Of its fossil fuels, cause we'd just be fools
Not to bend all the rules to win against nature

In the battle for life we'll be the victors
With our fists in the air, we'll cheer out
"Screw you, armadillos, screw you baboons
Screw you, cheetahs and donkeys
And Echidnas, why don't you find a better home
That's not in my backyard
Not in my driveway
And not in my parking lot"

'Cause you know, sometimes some of us just need personal space
Without all the fruit bats stealing our fruit
And the great-horned owls making us feel inferior
'Cause we are...superior
We are superior
We are superior, so

Let's find a way for the whole human race
to survive out in space when we rid this place
Of these pokey hedgehogs, they're like tiny little dogs
That you don't want to pet, 'cause they'll stab you right through the heart

In the battle for life we'll be the victors
With our fists in the air, we'll cheer out
"Screw you, ibexes, or is it screw you ibexi
Either way you're on our list
Of endangered species we need to kill
Before they kill us
With their pointy appendages"

'Cause you know, sometimes some of us just need peace of mind
Without all the jellyfish stealing our jelly
Without all the kangaroo rats pretending to be kangaroos
And we could use less of the lesser apes
'Cause we are the greater apes
We are the greatest apes, so

Let's find a way for the whole human race
to survive out in space when we nuke this place
Just to spite all the moles who might look kind of cute
But they'll dig little holes that you might just trip on

In the battle for life we'll be the victors
With our fists in the air, we'll cheer out
"Screw you, narwhals, if you still actually exist
Screw you, ostriches
And piranhas, why don't you help us out
By skeletonizing yourselves

And quail, I know you're delicious and I might still want to hunt you
But you also have to go, two by two, on the ark…TO HELL
With the ruby-throated hummingbird
The scaly-breasted lorikeet
The two-toed tree sloth
The Uinta ground squirrel
The vervet monkey
The white-lipped peccary
The x-ray tetra
The yellow-bellied sapsucker

So we finally found a way for the whole human race
To survive out in space, since we hate this place
And we found a home on the planet Zorblozu
But those mean, green Zorbloozians, they seem to hate us too

credits

from SpinTunes #10: Round 3, released February 17, 2015
Vocals by Pat Boerner

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