Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose

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Folk - Rock | Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,214   
Member Since: 2004
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Song Description

Musically, sort of Blue Oyster Cult meets Talking Heads -- a bit of world percussion on the bridge. Lyrically, humorous with a serious sociopolitical note about evolution vs. creation. This song was a big performance hit at the most recent Dragon*Con sci-

Story Behind the Song

This song has been around as a concept for 15 or more years, ever since Brian was kicked out of his family home for "believing in evolution." (He is a professional anthropologist). Larry filled in many of the lyrics based on science readings, and we compo


A man named Darwin ? had a revelation
He said all life evolved from the confusion
He had a theory. It made some people nervous
When he came to the? embarrasing conclusion

We come from monkeys. We?re not so special.
We?ve only got?a little extra DNA
The chimpanzees?are very close to us
Australopithecus? He?s not so far away

We come from monkeys, swingin in the trees
A little bit of monkey inside you and me
Monkey in the middle monkey on your back
It?s a fundamental problem but a scientific fact
We come from monkeys

The feeble minded? said creation was the answer
They got upset?their nose got outta joint
They say we?re missing?the monkey in the middle
They?re picking nits?it kinda proves the point

You?re not so hairy. You haven?t got a tail
You?re not adapted ? for living in a tree
But if you care ? to count up all your chromosomes
You?re ninety eight point four percent a chimpanzee


Double helix monkey bars, feel the primal beat
Six million years we been walkin? on our feet
A barrel full of monkeys, swingin? from the family tree?

We don?t wanna start a social revolution
we just wanna talk about some monkey evolution
But the knuckle-draggin? stool-flingin? fools just
don?t wanna see

We come from monkeys?

If you can?t handle? the thought of evolution
You might just call it? intelligent design
But if the universe? keeps on evolving
Then maybe you should just evolve a bigger mind


Monkey see ? Monkey do ?
Monkey see ? Monkey do ?
Monkey see, monkey do,
Monkey me, monkey you,
let?s all face it
it?s all true we come from

© 2005 Emerald Rose 2005

Brian (Logan) Sullivan - vocals, guitars
Larry Morris - vocals
Arthur Hinds - drums & percussion, vocals
Clyde Gilbert - bass, vocals

Song Length
Rock - Progressive Rock, Rock - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Annoyed, Cross

Subject Matter
Evolution, Scientist

Similar Artists
Blue Oyster Cult, The Talking Heads
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Brian Sullivan / Larry Morris
Music Credits Brian Sullivan / Larry Morris
Producer Credits Emerald Rose
Publisher Credits Emerald Rose
Performance Credits Emerald Rose
Label Credits Emerald Rose