"Dolphins Were Monkeys" as written by Dave Mccracken, Ian George Brown and Timothy James Wills....
I could be the next to see
That there'll be nobody there
If you feel excited throw your hands into the air
No one can judge you baby
That don't live your life
I need the resistance
Held by your astrological sign
Now I'm caught in the middle
You're next to me
I swim with the fishes
You come from the sea
The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land

Should I be walking the beach
Then I'd be holding your hand
I could be the next to see
That there'll be nobody there
If you feel excited throw your hands into the air
No one can judge you baby
That don't live your life
I need the resistance
Held by your astrological sign
So now I'm caught in the middle
You're next to me
No one alive can lock the door to your dreams
Caught in the middle
Next to me

I swim with the fishes
You come from the sea
The dolphins were monkeys
That didn't like the land
Should I be walking the beach
I'll be holding your hand
If you feel excited throw your hands into the air
If you feel excited
Throw your hands into the air
No one can judge you baby
That don't live your life
I need the resistance
Held by your astrological sign


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"Dolphins Were Monkeys" as written by Tim Wills Ian Brown

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    General CommentIn this song Brown undermines his former creationist stance, as displayed in 'I am the Resurrection' and 'Breaking into Heaven', and instead subscibes to the Darwinian theory of evolution. Dolphins and monkeys coming from the same original gene pool, the former showing disdain for dry land.
    Or maybe there's no real meaning and it just sounds cool.
    Random Boyon February 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song. it was my intro to ian bc i didnt even really know the Stone Roses.
    im not sure wat he's going on about(im poetically illiterate), but once i think about it i'll come back.
    missy blueon November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about an old myth, that dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land and went into the sea, it is kind of ironic, that evolution states that we drove from the sea, this song tho points to the reverse, where monkeys who didn;'t like the land, went back to the sea and are now dolphins. I personally don't think there is any truth to this old myth, and whether it was greek myth i am not sure. The rest of the song tho,is open to interpration, parts like,' I need the resistance held by ur astrological sign' has me confused, whose sign? what sign?
    playboion June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Random Boy about the creationist aspects of the song - "nobody there, no one can judge you" = statements referring to god or the lack thereof. There has been some speculation that humans evolved from some type of sea creature - nostrils on the underside of the nose, blubber, etc. (check out the aquatic ape theory). But anyway, I think it is about evolution, and yeah it does sound cool.
    nomanishereon March 08, 2009   Link

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