Planet of the Apes Thing Goin' On

Continuing my nasty little habit of trying to write song lyrics from interesting and eye catching tweets.

This evening the lovely @loreleiking said she had a 'Planet of the Apes thing going on'...

Well, I had to give that a go, didn't I?








Planet of the Apes Thing Goin' On 

Sometimes I shout at monuments
God damn you all to hell!
Then I shout it at the populace
And at dogs and cats as well.

There’s no need to be all worried
No need for dance or song
It’s just the same old trouble
I've got a Planet of the Apes thing goin' on

Sometimes I get my hopes up
Think I’m finished being alone
And I shout it on the pavement
Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home!

No need to call the coppers
Or run hither and yon.
There’s no need to get excited.
I've got a Planet of the Apes thing goin' on

Sometimes I just get touchy
Like there’s no real escape
Then I shout at random people
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

There’s no need to seek psychiatric help
No need for Doctor John
It’s just me doin’ my Charlton Heston
I've got a Planet of the Apes thing goin' on


PS slightly reworked version in the comments section. :)

1 comment:

Ken Armstrong said...

Marc Paterson did a country version of this so I've tweaked the lyric to respect what he did. Not sure if the line in brackets is necessary and it may still be a bit too wordy. Oh, I threw in a middle eight too.

Planet of the Apes Thing

Sometimes I shout at monuments
God damn you all to hell!
Then I shout it at the people
And the dogs and cats as well.
There’s no need to be all anxious
There’s no need for dance or song
(It’s just me)
I've got this Planet of the Apes thing goin' on




Sometimes I get my hopes up
I think I’m done with being alone.
And I shout it to the Heavens
Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home!
No need to call the lawman
Or run hither and yon.
(Can’t you see?)
I've got this Planet of the Apes thing goin' on



In Planet of the Apes
They say those funky lines
Cos they thought they were in space
But were on Earth here all the time.




Sometimes I get so angry
Feel like there’s no real escape
And I shout at random people
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!
There’s no need to seek no mental help
No need for Doctor John
Let me be)
I've got this Planet of the Apes thing goin' on