Clever Animals

There they go, they go again
The clever an... the clever animals
There they go inventing new words
For the old familiar fears
They're reinventing themselves

There they go, they go again
The clever an...the clever animals
Making sure each difference that shows
Makes the difference between friend and foe
How far will they go?
I don't know
It's awfully hard to say when they're oh
When they're oh so clever

There they go, they go again
The clever an...the clever animals
Studying the ancient books
Where they're always sure to find
A phrase that justifies their lives
A phrase that even justifies their crimes
'Cause they're oh so clever
Their crimes
'Cause they're oh so clever
Their crimes

© Clive Smith 1997

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