James Taylor Knocking 'round the Zoo Lyrics

Original Flying Machine 1967 Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Night Owl
  • 2 Brighten Your Day
  • 3 Kootch's Song
  • 4 Knocking 'round the Zoo
  • 5 Rainy Day Man
  • 6 Knockin 'round the Zoo
  • 7 Something's Wrong
  • Just knocking around the zoo
    On a Thursday afternoon,
    There's bars on all the windows
    And they're counting up the spoons, yeah.
    And if I'm feeling edgy,
    There's a chick who's paid
    To be my slave, yeah, watch out James.
    But she'll hit me with a needle
    If she thinks I'm trying to misbehave.

    Now the keeper's trying to cool me
    Says I'm bound to be all right,
    But I know that he can't fool me
    'Cause I'm putting him uptight, yeah.
    And I can feel him getting edgy
    Every time I make a sudden move,
    Whoa, yes it's true.
    And I can hear them celebrating
    Every time I up and leave the room.

    Now my friends all come to see me,
    They just point at me and stare.
    Said, he's just like the rest of us
    So what's he doing there?
    They hide in their movie theaters
    Drinking juice, keeping tight,
    Watch that bright light.
    'Cause they're certain about one thing, babe,
    That zoo's no place to spend the night, no.

    Just knocking around the zoo
    On a Thursday afternoon,
    There's bars on all the windows
    And they're counting up the spoons, yeah.
    And if I'm feeling edgy,
    There's a chick who's paid to be my slave,
    Watch out Kootch.
    But she'll hit me with a needle
    If she thinks I'm trying to misbehave.

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