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?
Chorus: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)
Four CD box set gathering A-sides, the would-be hits along with B-sides, tangential 12-inch tracks (the C-sides), and an excellent session for Los Angeles radio station KCRW from 1989.
Includes over a dozen indie chart hits including ‘Southern Mark Smith’, ‘Girl Go’, ‘The Human Jungle’, ‘16 Years’ plus a host of truly eclectic Butcher tunes from his early Glass recordings through his time at Creation.
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1 (Pat Solo)
8 (Pat Solo)
4 (Pat Solo)
2 (Pat Solo)
1986-12-02 Szene Wien - Vienna, Austria Gen1, from cassette soundboard source.
The Human Jungle
eyevocal[at]-remove-gmail.com - Dave Watson
25Jul2016 8:42 AM (6 years 240 days 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."
morph[at]-remove-growler.net - Fingal, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
12Sep2007 1:12 PM (15 years 194 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]-remove-iambif.com - scott, USA
26Apr2007 11:41 AM (15 years 333 days ago)
Yep, I always thought "See the babies hide behind the bars" was a nice follow-on to the "See the zoo"
ozkor[at]-remove-ozkor.com - paul korea
2Apr2006 3:54 AM (16 years 357 days ago)
i thought it was
'see the babies hide behind their ma's'
and thought it referred to shyness or ...
you[at]-remove-22.214.171.124 - London, UK
4Nov2005 8:18 AM (17 years 141 days ago)
The line is '...babies hide behind their (or the) bars' (e.g., like in a
RE: not again!
nicodelbosque[at]-remove-netscape.net - Bozeman, USofA
1Apr2005 4:43 PM (17 years 358 days ago)
I also heard it that way. I think I like it better that way. An interesting image, don't you think?
jcvinc2[at]-remove-pop.uky.edu - jonathan vincent lexington ky
15Dec2004 10:59 AM (18 years 100 days ago)
again another mis-hearing
"see the babies hide behind the bar"
i guess you know best though
and i need to have the ol' ears exorcised
spotty[at]-remove-eagle - Spotty
10Sep2003 11:19 AM (19 years 197 days ago)
...generally, though there may be others. Lydia
Lunch was a member of the seldom-heard
8-Eyed Spy...not sure why they're referenced in
this song, but I never questions a genius...
dbrown[at]-remove-chutegerdeman.com - dbrown
23May2003 10:43 AM (19 years 307 days ago)
My friends and I could never figure out what backing vocals are saying in the first part of the chorus - It sounds like "Like an eight ounce fly" but I know that ain't right.