February 2, 2010

Another Postcard With Chimpanzees

Maybe I should make a disclaimer, but instead I'll just give a reason and say, "Sorry." in advance to anyone who doesn't appreciate this song. "Sorry." Okay, now for the reason. Tab said that there is a beach party setting up to go down on the beach just within walking distance from their home. I think this party is in connection with the Superbowl. The band "Barenaked Ladies" is going to perform. I used to hear "The Postcard Song" on the radio a few years back. The d.j's. played it all the time. Yet Tab said she has never heard it! So I thought that it would surely play on the radio when we were together because "they played it all the time". You can guess that we never heard it together. I'm not sure if Liv heard it either. So here it is just to prove I wasn't dreaming like I thought for awhile! Have a fun free beach concert, Tab!



You can't imagine so many monkeys in the daily mail
All of them coming anonymously so they leave no trail
I never thought I'd have an admirer from overseas
But someone is sending me stationary filled with chimpanzees.


Some chimps in swimsuits, some chimps are swinging from a vine
Some chimps in jackboots, some chimps that wish they could be mine.
Starsky and Hutch chimps, a chimp who's sitting on the can
A pair of Dutch chimps who send their love from Amsterdam.


CHORUS (x2):
Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me.


If I had to guess, I'd say the monkey-sender thinks it's great
He's sending me, maybe she's sending me just to see me get irate
I'm losing sleep - and it's gonna be keeping me up all night
I thought it was funny, but now I've got money on a monkey fight.


Some chimps in hard hats, chimps a-working on a chain gang
Some chimps who love cats, burning rubber in a Mustang
A birthday-wishing chimp, a chimp in black like a goth
A goin' fishin' chimp, a British chimp in the bath.


CHORUS (x2)


Somehow they followed me even though I packed and moved my home
No matter what, they come and they come they won't leave me alone
Another monkey in the mail could make me lose my mind
But look at me shuffling through the stack until I finally find


Some chimps in swimsuits
Some chimps in Jackboots
Some chimps in hard hats
Some chimps who love cats
I've got some shaved chimps; that's chimps devoid of any hair
I've got depraved chimps dressed up in da women's underwear.


Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me.
Every one is, every one is, every one is addressed to me.
Every one is, every one is, every one is addressed to me.


CHORUS (x4)


Some chimps in swimsuits, Some chimps in Jackboots
Some chimps in hard hats, Some chimps who love cats
I've got some shaved chimps; that's chimps devoid of any hair
I've got depraved chimps dressed up in women's underwear.
Starsky and Hutch chimps, a chimp who's sitting on the can
A pair of Dutch chimps who send their love from Amsterdam.
Some chimps in Mustangs, Some chimps in chain gangs
I got a birthday wishin' chimp and I got the goin' fishin' chimp

3 comments:

Olivia Arlene said...

I remember this song! I've always been a BNL fan:) Even though the name is odd.

Laurie said...

Liv- It seems like a very auditory-friendly song. You could probably sing it! But even with the printed words, I get tongue twisted!

TAB said...

What a silly, fun song! Gotta love some nonsensical (sp?) songs by the BNLs! I'm so excited! Can't wait. It's not even "one week" til they will perform!
Thanks for sharing, Mom. Betcha they will sing it!