"Mammal" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
Standing in between extinction in the cold
And explosive radiating growth
So the warm blood flows
Through the large four-chambered heart
Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have

Mammal, mammal
Their names are called
They raise a paw
The bat, the cat
Dolphin and dog
Koala bear and hog

One of us might lose his hair
But you're reminded that it once was there
From the embryonic whale to the monkey with no tail
So the warm blood flows
With the red blood cells lacking nuclei
Through the large four-chambered heart
Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have

Mammal, mammal
Their names are called
They raise a paw
The bat, the cat
Dolphin and dog
Koala bear and hog

Placental the sister of her brother Marsupial
Their cousin called Monotreme
Dead uncle Allotheria

Mammal, mammal
Their names are called
They raise a paw
The bat, the cat
Dolphin and dog
Koala bear and hog
The fox, the ox
Giraffe and shrew
Echidna, caribou


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"Mammal" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General Commentno comments? on the best song ever? my god, you should be ashamed of yourselfs.
    anyway, this song gives me the feel of a wes anderson movie. brilliant all around.
    hell_mongooseon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen ever I hear this song I get an image of that evoultionary chart that shows the progress from ape to man.
    carseron April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI haven't been able to find any information on the reproduction method of Allotheria, except that "their narrow pelvis suggests they bore tiny live young that required extended lactation, as is the case in marsupials." (ijolite.geology.uiuc.edu/02sprgclass/geo143/lectures/…) But are the Johns implying that Uncle Allotheria has a more eccentric system of reproduction than Brother Marsupial, seeing as how he's a little removed from the sibling unit?
    PandaPounceon March 31, 2009   Link

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