The Animals

doctor cerletti and doctor rothin
got a creature lab downstairs
full of chirps and barks
a sort of Noah’s Ark
with every animal in pairs

the hamster thinks he’s sliding
the fish are swimming upside-down
if we only knew
what you are going through
i should take your pulse right now

the spider builds a better web
and the cat’s afraid of the mouse
and the elephant,
poor old Tusko, his giant heart gave out

in the future we will find out
how we can help their human peers
make the frigid tender
or end a bender
that lasted 20 years

to feed the poor is easy
like mother teresa said
my dear old aunt
or even cary grant
could have a better life ahead

the spider weaves a perfect [builds a better] web
and the cat’s afraid of the mouse
and the elephant,
poor old Tusko, his giant heart gave out

we don’t have many talkers
in our psychedelic zoo
but the monkeys
(let’s see the monkeys)
the whole tribe is in a to-do
’cause that one monkey
don’t do monkey say monkey do