"Christmas at the Zoo" as written by Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Wayne Coyne and Ronald Lee Jones....
Their wasn't any snow on Christmas Eve
And I knew what I should do
I thought I'd free the animals
All locked up at the zoo

I opened up the fence where the peacocks were
The lamas were unleashed
The snakes and seals could all get out
But they refused to leave

All of the animals agreed they're not
Happy at the zoos
But they preferred to save themselves
They seemed to think they could

The elephants, orangutans
All the birds and kangaroos
All said thanks but no thanks man
But to be concerned is good

It started to snow on Christmas Eve
In the middle of the night
Walkin' through the state park zoo
And everything is white


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"Christmas at the Zoo" as written by Ronald Jones Michael Ivins

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    General Commentthis song just reminds me of childhood and how you would work out all these ridiculous plans in your head (like freeing all the animals from the zoo) and would think that they are perfectly reasonable ideas
    "started to snow on Christmas Eve In the middle of the night
    Walking through the state park zoo And everything is white" just seems like pure childhood fantasy.
    it taps into that optimism and recklessness that we sometimes forget even ever existed
    there is probably much deeper meaning, but i'm struggling to find it!,
    Heather1989on September 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI thinks its about people who are unhappy with something but unwilling to try and change
    drunkmonk2on April 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Christmas Song Ever
    xturricanxon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeconded.
    ZeroOneon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm try to make some kind of socio-politcal-religous-comparsion with the animals, its tough but do-able.
    lostinmyownvoidon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThirded. Perfect from start to finish. Whenever I hear that first line I just smile and nod and get lost in my thoughts.
    Pigasuson January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song espically if your smoking weed cause you feel like going to the zoo and letting the animals out
    Drugsarebadon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA guy feels bad for animals being locked in the zoo so he tries to let them out, but ironically they decide not leave.
    kublipon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood fuckin tune
    I thought of freeing the animals once but, they all would eat me or attack me im guessing.
    Fabian3on February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe have good intentions that sometimes will lead us nowhwere. In this song the situation is already perfect, so the end is happy. Definitely a good fantasy world. So let's enjoy it.
    oldhaton September 26, 2007   Link

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