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Song Parodies -> "Human Evolution As We Know It (It Took Some Time)"

Original Song Title:

"It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Fee"

Original Performer:

REM

Parody Song Title:

"Human Evolution As We Know It (It Took Some Time)"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

Georgia's favourite sons give us an anthropology lesson...this is my most ambitious work so far, so cut me a bit of slack!! :-)
That's great, it starts with a primate
Kind of ape, but not the same
Australopithecus by name
Came out of Africa, made no tools (we concur)
World changing quickly, apeman getting sickly
Didn't stand a chance, no fire, no heat
No chatter, what's the matter? Oh me oh my, new guy!
Oh no, he's a Homo, and he's cleverer by far
He's close to finding fire, it's a one-way fight..
"Aussie" was a-leaving in a hurry with Erectus breathing down his neck
Team by team they're hunting, using hands, stones and sticks
Look at that hot thing...fire, then!
Oh oh, gotta go, move to Asia, makin' tools we gotta do
Save yourself, feed yourself, ape serves it's own needs; I'll admit, a hard breed
Thank God there's no Raptors and no T-Rex..just the night (fright!)
So prehistoric, meteoric, upright, man-like...things are going right..

Human evolution as we know it
Human evolution as we know it
Human evolution as we know it...it took some time

Homo E.- A finale. Bones found in Neander Valley
Quite plain, small brain, thinking was mundane
Better tools (Oldovan-ish)..not ape-ish, caveman-ish
Fire-using..hey, that's great! Meat they could incinerate
Find a footprint, find some faeces..track down, track down
Use a spear, hunt, hunt..uh-oh, this means no fear, kill deer
Buffalo steer clear...Neanderthal, Neanderthal, Neanderthal guys!
But with evolution, there is no alternative but to decline..

Human evolution as we know it
Human evolution as we know it (Time reduces us to bone)
Human evolution as we know it...it took some time
Human evolution as we know it (Time reduces us to bone)
Human evolution as we know it (Time reduces us to bone)
Human evolution as we know it...it took some time

An ice age comes, so let's move on..climate changes, something's wrong
Sabre-tooth, Mastodon..hey! Cro-Magnon!
Homo Sapien, well developed modern men
Hale and hearty, they spoke..wheels will come soon!
A bit neurotic and quixotic, what the heck..us? Us!!

Human evolution as we know it
Human evolution as we know it
Human evolution as we know it...it took some time
Human evolution as we know it (Time reduces us to bone)
Human evolution as we know it (Time reduces us to bone)
Human evolution as we know it...it took some time

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mac - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehehe, he said "homo".
Arwen - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
555! Kudos for even trying such an IMPOSSIBLE song. Great work.
Johnny D - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
5-5-5, and extra-credit for orang-utan-ality.
Ashkicksass - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Honey, it's fan-freakin-tastic! I did this song once and it was a total disaster - it's beyond bitchy to parody. But you did it, and I am proud as can be.
Know 1 can hear you dream - August 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Canīt stand TOS but Iīm a fan of this ancient subject:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/smokie1.shtml
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 06, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS but your rhymes suggest it's a toughie. You missed out on our predecessor, though, Homo-Robinwillamsus.
Red Ant - March 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Heh heh, that's was darned good, Kristof! I've been listening to TOS and getting some ideas for it - I figured you had done it if you issued it as a challenge. The formatting makes it easy to follow to the song. Ironically, this parody seems to be intelligently designed! 555
Phil Alexander - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Just found this... (no prizes for guessing what my next submission is to) - fantastic stuff, Kristof.

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