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Songs: Giant Robots And Gorillas (Riding Dinosaurs)

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Now, I've got a friend who likes indie comics
He thinks that they're really GRATE
He likes their realistic, almost kitchen-sink drama
Telling tales of people to whom he relates

But if i wanted ordinary normal life stories
I'd cast a hungry ear over bus queues
And if I wanted to know how it feels to live like you do
I might as well listen to you

So give me giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs
Alternative dimensions, cyber-cops and future wars
Or better still something of which
I've never even thought
And giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs

In a medium of infinite possibile direction
I do not see why anyone would prefer
To stick to stories you can see on any television
That we've all heard a million times before

Unfettered by restrictions of physics or of budgets
Imagination is free to create
Fantastic new ideas, scenarios and questions
The only limitation is your BRAIN

Give me giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs
Super heroes, supervillains, extraterrestrials
Or better still something of which
I've never even thought
And giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs

Or is it maybe that some people are embarrassed
To be discovered reading a comic?
So they call them graphic novels, or sequential narraton
And say Look! This one's about relationships!

Let's tell them not to pander to small-minded criticism
Don't be guided by what stupid people think
Don't hide signs to the future inside dreary emo whinging
Come face front, true believer, as we sing:

Give me giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs
By Grant Morrison, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore
Or better still something of which
You have suddenly thought
And giant robots and gorillas
Riding dinosaurs



Published by Wipe Out Music Publishing

This idea SPRANG on me this morning in the shower, as i was IDLY MUSING about going back through my copies of 2000AD from the past couple of years and reading them before chucking out. There are a LOT of Giant Robots, Gorillas, and Dinosaurs in 2000AD! It's also the result of SEVERAL Heated Debates in pubs with people who DENY the GLORY of, say, Stan & Jack's Fantastic Four in favour of dour black and white chronicles of someone doing the shopping.


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