"Another Postcard" as written by Steven Page and Ed Robertson....
You can't imagine so many monkeys in the daily mail
All of them coming anonymously so they leave no trail
I never thought I'd have an admirer from overseas
But someone is sending me stationary filled with chimpanzees.

Some chimps in swimsuits, some chimps are swinging from a vine
Some chimps in jackboots, some chimps that wish they could be mine.
Starsky and Hutch chimps, a chimp who's sitting on the can
A pair of Dutch chimps who send their love from Amsterdam.

Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me.

If I had to guess, I'd say the monkey-sender thinks it's great
He's sending me, maybe she's sending me just to see me get irate
I'm losing sleep - and it's gonna be keeping me up all night
I thought it was funny, but now I've got money on a monkey fight.

Some chimps in hard hats, chimps a-working on a chain gang
Some chimps who love cats, burning rubber in a Mustang
A birthday-wishing chimp, a chimp in black like a goth
A goin' fishin' chimp, a British chimp in the bath.

Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me.

Somehow they followed me even though I packed and moved my home
No matter what, they come and they come they won't leave me alone
Another monkey in the mail could make me lose my mind
But look at me shuffling through the stack until I finally find

Some chimps in swimsuits
Some chimps in Jackboots
Some chimps in hard hats
Some chimps who love cats
I've got some shaved chimps; that's chimps devoid of any hair
I've got depraved chimps dressed up in women's underwear

Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me
Every one is addressed to me
Another postcard with chimpanzees
And every one is addressed to me.


Lyrics submitted by neko-chan

"Another Postcard" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about a neighbor of Ed's who kept sending chimpanzee postcards to one of Ed's children.
    seeingon April 28, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnobody comented on a cover song? unbeleivable! its a rather corny song about all the stuff that you collect over the years. its represented by postcards that for some reason have chimps on them
    epp88on May 04, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti like this song. mostly because i like to try to sing along to it but my tounge wont move that fast. :)
    Amsieon May 06, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI heard Steven Page talk about this song on the radio a few months back. It's about a stalker (man or woman?) who keep sending him postards with monkeys on them.
    dancingnancy19on June 19, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthurm. well i love bnl. i like how they can take simple seemingly nonsense lyrics and yet they still have some meaning. maybe im reading way too much into it, but perhaps its about how some people only give you superficial crap and dont mean anything. maybe?
    beautifulcowon February 15, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSo wait, was there really a chimp-stalker, or is it made up? I mean, I'm sure they get lots of chimp-cards now that the song is out, but before that?
    neo979on March 06, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love BNL but this song is just commercial air time. Maybe their is some meaning about the clutter of our lives gathered from well meaning friends and after awhile there just isnt anymore room. the way of the world
    dogARTiton April 11, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentComedic, yes? Ed does a brilliant job on this, and so do the other guys :-)
    syd_Melon June 16, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentanyone know where you can even get postcards with chimps on them?
    baseball08on July 08, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTo neo979: I read that the song is actually inspired by the truth...Someone really kept sending them monkey postcards.
    To baseball08: It's hard to buy a postcard that DOESN'T have a chimp on it in Ocean City MD.
    Lisa,Loston July 11, 2005   Link

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