Saw him in a book of fossils
dancing with some old Apostles.
I think if I went back in time
he'd be there, alive,
root of all my jealousy.

Grounded in my devastation,
I can't get no aviation.
Up in the sky, his grandchildren fly.
I don't sing, I sigh.


Tell the Archaeopteryx
that I never wanted this
featherhead metropolis.
Liar liar, wings on fire.

When it's fast approaching winter
and I eat my turkey dinner,
tickles of hate, they rattle my cage
and evolve to rage.
This is when I make a choice.

I will build a time contraption.
I will start a chain reaction
Know what I think I'm going to do?
I am going to


Tell the Archaeopteryx
that I never wanted this
featherhead metropolis.
Liar liar, wings on fire.


Now the clock ticks,
and I hope this will fix
all the present bird tricks.
Farewell, Mr. Archaeopteryx


Tell the Archaeopteryx
that I never wanted this
featherhead metropolis.
Liar liar, wings on fire.


Lyrics submitted by Homepie

Archaeopteryx song meanings
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    General CommentActually, you're incorrect. This song is about someone who is miserable becuase of the fact he cannot fly. This soon 'evolves to rage' and leaves him blaming the archaeopteryx; the dinosaur believed to have evolved into birds. He goes off his nut and believes the only solution is to go back in time and kill the archaeopteryx. We don't know the outcome of this but based on the sounds before the last chorus, it's probably bad.
    Baguetteon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this is just Neil singing about his favorite winged dinosaur, the Archaeopteryx.
    an1ma7ionon April 16, 2009   Link

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