Master Of The Zoo

from by Robert James

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This song, as well as Through My Eyes, first appeared on The Desolation Sound III compilation CD. Kirsten asked me what I had in mind for the sax solo and I told her I wanted to hear an elephant. She split a reed getting it for me. I'd love to see World Wildlife Federation or GreenPeace have this one. I'd sign the rights away in a heartbeat ...

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Somewhere a lion's roaring in the distance
Nearby a monkey cries out in the night
The neighbors live in constant fear
There's nothing they can do ...
They sense and feel the master of the zoo.

The river's thick, she's runnin', lord, she's twistin'
She'll toss her toys like wild rivers do
Throw toxins in the ocean
No ripple of emotion ...
Small presents from the master of the zoo

Who wants to be the master of the zoo
Make mistakes, beat the earth black and blue
Be responsible for all the wildest nightmares that come true
Who wants to be the master of the zoo

The sun is hot ... so white it makes you blister
Yeah, mister it's just coming down on you
You're deadly when you deal
For the things you cannot steal ...
Small wonder for the master of the zoo.

credits

from Lizard On A Rock (Remastered), released July 1, 2000
RJ: LEAD & BACKING VOCALS, ELECTRIC GUITARS
MAARTEN GEORGE: ELECTRIC GUITARS
KIRSTEN NASH: SAXOPHONE
DAVE POLLOCK: BASS GUITAR
RICHARD TRANN: DRUMS, PERCUSSION & CONGAS

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". No rest for the wicked. Turn (Works In Progress) is where you'll find him hard at work. Mixes will change. Eventually ten songs will be chosen for the next full length release. Title still undetermined. ... more

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