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Tearing up zoo


by Chumbawamba. Buy album CD: Other Songs ME - THE


Through the turnstile, concrete jungle, sterile habitat of iron.

Symbol of brutality like supermarkets, missile silos.

Man puts up more barriers, creates his world, denies another.

Animal, unwilling captive, mirrors how the captors live.

Prisoner, imprisoner, it's only the cage sides makes us different.

(reading from the book and tearing of the book)

'Man's genius is a mind with which to reason, and he has the power to draw out the full potential of specific elements. When you consider the many millions of animals upon the earth at any time, the priviledge of human company is enjoyed by very, very few of them. One place where wild animals meet with human beings is in the zoo. There is a tremendous bonding between zoo animals and their keepers. And though some animals are indeed contented simply to be fed, and have their billets cleaned, others, and especially the mammals, depend a great deal upon their keeper's company, and respond with great intelligence when they are treated with intelligence and affection.'

And the spectacle will always have control

As it keeps us all struggling alone

Providing little boxes for us all

Demanding that we never ask for more

And we all sit back and drug away the pain

In a world that keeps us passive and tame

Isolated we will never realize

How we're spectators in their paradise

Whilst we're stuck inside the ghetto we create

With distractions there to keep us all content

These fences are promises and lies

Lets take the blindfold from our eyes



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  1. Memories of shilts
  2. Michaelangelo
  3. Mick mcmanus’ haircut
  4. Money
  5. Morality play in three acts
  6. More whitewashing
  7. Moses with a gun
  8. Mothful
  9. Mountain biking
  10. Mouthful of shit (country & western version)
  11. Mr. heseltine meets his public
  12. Nadzeroon el babo
  13. Naming names
  14. New york mining disaster 1941
  15. Nothing knocks me over
  16. Nothing that’s new
  17. Nuclear power? no thanks!
  18. On ilkley moor baht'at
  19. On The Day The Nazi Died
  20. One by one (acoustic version)
  21. One green hill
  22. One under par
  23. One way system
  24. Orienteering
  25. Outfoxed
  26. P. e.
  27. P.E.
  28. Pass it along
  29. Pass it along (albumesque mix)
  30. Pass it along (beats working mix)
  31. Pass it along (mp3 mix)
  32. Pass it along (rock-o-rama mix)
  33. Passenger list for doomed flight #1721
  34. Piggies in revolution 9
  35. Plastic bullets
  36. Poverty knock
  37. Punch drunk
  38. R.t.z. & b.p... why?
  39. Rappaport's testament: i never gave up
  40. Rappoport's Testament: I Never Gave Up
  41. Remembrance day
  42. Reuters (1977)
  43. Rich popstars make good socialists
  44. Rip it up
  45. Rubens has been shot!
  46. Safety pin stuck in my heart
  47. Salome
  48. Saying no
  49. Scare city
  50. School team
  51. Seoul music
  52. Seven days
  53. Shake Baby Shake
  54. She's got all the friends that money can buy
  55. She's Got All The Friends That Money Can Buy (single Edit)
  56. She's got all the friends that money can buy (single version)
  57. Shipbuilding (1983)
  58. Shock! horror!
  59. Shoot
  60. Shot
  61. Slag aid
  62. Slap!
  63. Smart bomb
  64. Smash clause 28!
  65. Smash clause 29!
  66. Social dogma
  67. Somebody else
  68. Song for len shackleton
  69. Song of the (now determined) mother
  70. Song of the government minister who enjoys his work
  71. Song of the hardworking community registration officer
  72. Song of the mother in debt
  73. Song of the times
  74. Spassky fischer
  75. Sports
  76. Stagnation
  77. Stitch that (country & western version)
  78. Stitch that!
  79. Studmarks on the summits
  80. Sugar daddy
  81. Sunday league footy
  82. Tearing up zoo
  83. That's how grateful we are
  84. The abcs of anarchism
  85. The ballad of peoplekind
  86. The Best Is Yet To Come
  87. The best is yet to come (acoustic version)
  88. The best is yet to come (bee hold end version)
  89. The big issue (acoustic version)
  90. The birmingham six
  91. The bull fights back
  92. The Candidates Find Common Ground
  93. The choice is yours
  94. The cutty wren
  95. The day the nazi died
  96. The day the nazi died (1993 mix)
  97. The diggers song
  98. The health and happiness show
  99. The Incompatibility Of Sport & Cosmic...
  100. The incompatibility of sport and cosmic consciousness

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