The Jazz Butcher Lyrics The Human Jungle
The Human Jungle
47 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 6 (JBC)
1986 14 (JBC)
1990 6 (JBC)
1993 2
1 (Pat Solo)
1 (JBC)
1994 1 (JBC)
1997 1 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 2 (JBC)
2000 11 (JBC)
2001 2 (JBC)
2002 1 (JBC)

Live, 11Nov1985

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The Human Jungle .. Big Questions .. Bloody Nonsense .. Unconditional .. Draining The Glass 1982 - 86 .. Glorious And Idiotic ..Cake City
The Butcher Says..
30 second sampler

The Human Jungle starring Herbert Lom was never this much fun
And I'm ready to swear to that
The room is swaying like a boat
But I'm still afloat and that's a matter of fact
Let's address the last few facts we have today
See if any of them help in any way
Ask ourselves now, what would Dr. Korda say?
Dr. Korda was the name of the character played by Herbert Lom in the early sixties T.V. series "The Human Jungle"

Oh, what'll he say when it comes on down?


And you don't ask why
Give me the sex and travel down in the human jungle (x2)
Give me the sex and travel (x2)
Down in the human jungle

Every Tuesday half-past two
We investigate all the things that people are
See the boy who lost his shoe
See the zoo
See the babies ride in unmarked cars
Then the advert brothers stumble in
Watch the telly, do the ironing
All those ladies never learn a thing
What can you say when it comes on down


Ba-da ba-da ba-ba bewitched

I'm a camera, I'm a clown
And every you make, I write it down
I know all about your house, I know all about your mouth
I know when, I've got to leave your town
He can help you to recovery
He knows the secrets of psychiatry
You're all now-a-go-go... certainly
But what'll it be when it comes on down?


What can anybody do or say? (x8)


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  • The Human Jungle
    eyevocal[at] - Dave Watson
    25Jul2016 8:42 AM (246 days 23 hours ago)
    The second background vocal line in the chorus sounds to me like "Like a eight-eyed spy." I don't know why it's not "like AN eight-" or if it actually is a tribute to Ms. Lunch's pioneering no-wave band, but hey.

    And that line in the second verse (freshly re-listened to, off the Scandal/Sex CD) sounds to me like "See the babies hide behind them bars." I suspect that the "unmarked cars" bit is a live variation Pat used for a yuk, just like how he switches up the names in "Sex Engine" to people he knows, or how "Partytime"'s line "It's better than a cold bath with" has ended with "Nazis on cocaine" or "an oversexed tarantula."
  • Homophonic bliss
    morph[at] - Fingal, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    12Sep2007 1:12 PM (9 years 200 days ago)
    Anyone know if this show is available on DVD?

    Dr Roger Corder, M.D., D.P.M., Harley
    Street psychiatrist and consultant
    psychiatrist to St. Damien's Hospital
    was a television character that became
    so real to viewers between 1963 and
    1965, that hundreds of letters were
    received by the studio each week, asking
    for his help.
  • I thought so, too
    sctor[at] - scott, USA
    26Apr2007 11:41 AM (9 years 339 days ago)
    Yep, I always thought "See the babies hide behind the bars" was a nice follow-on to the "See the zoo"
  • oh
    ozkor[at] - paul korea
    2Apr2006 3:54 AM (10 years 364 days ago)
    i thought it was
    'see the babies hide behind their ma's'
    and thought it referred to shyness or ...
  • Text
    you[at]-remove- - London, UK
    4Nov2005 8:18 AM (11 years 147 days ago)
    The line is '...babies hide behind their (or the) bars' (e.g., like in a