I am buried up to my neck in
Contradictionary lies
I take pride as the kind of illiterature
I'm very ape and very nice

If you ever need anything, please don't
Hesitate to ask someone else first
I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive
I've seen it all, I was here first

Out of the ground
Into the sky
Out of the sky
Into the dirt

If you ever need anything, please don't
Hesitate to ask someone else first
I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive
I've seen it all, I was here first

Out of the ground
Into the sky
Out of the sky
Into the ground
Out of the ground
Into the sky
Out of the sky
Into the dirt


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Very Ape Lyrics as written by Kurt Cobain

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    General CommentI always assumed the song to be kind of about evolution. I figured that's what the title meant, kind of a reference to the theory of evolution where we all came from apes. Then, I think because of Kurt's negative view of humans the lyrics tend to bring out common human short comings, such as the common arrogance displayed my most humans that he seems to be addressing with the line "I've seen it all, I was here first." Then also the "out of the ground, into the sky, out of the sky, into the ground" lines seem to be speaking of evolution because if you follow that pattern we came from dirt (out of the ground), we "blossomed" or "peaked" in terms of our human capabilties (into the sky), and then our downfall (out of the sky and into the ground).
    Cornerstoneon April 19, 2004   Link

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