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Bear, the Tiger, the Hamster and the Mole

Bear, the Tiger, the Hamster and the Mole lyrics

Bear, the Tiger, the Hamster and the Mole

Woman 1
stop!
All right! That's it!
That's the one that does it
i've had it with that song and dance
a man must this and a woman must that
till relationships don't stand a chance
i'm sorry to shout
but i'm up to here
with all that crap about man and wife
for i -thank god- am a scientist
and i know the real facts of life

like a soul possessed
i have studies and assessed
the creatures of this earth
and from moose to eel
what my studies most reveal
is the male's inflated worth
for in most of the animal kingdom
the ladies only seldom need men
their dealings are straight
they meet them to mate
and never see them again

the bear, the tiger, the hamster and the mole
have females who live fruitful lives outside of male control
for one mindless spasm they allow the male his role
that's marriage for the tiger, bear and hamster

now the mole, who's blind
will never be confined
to one male she's merely felt
once his seed is sown
she has her babes along
in the hole where the male mole dwelt
and as for the boa constrictor
she needs no more than one male response
for when it appears
she stores it for years
to use whenever she wants

the ray, the rhino, the penguin, and the tern
those females know that motherhood is not a male concern
of course they're not human, but they show what we can learn
they point the way, the rhino, ray and penguin...
In a field or brook
almost anywhere you look
are mothers on their own
in the deep, on high
mothers kiss their mates goodbye
and they raise their young alone
now i make no brief for the mantis
who decapitates her mate during sex
but i do like the auk
who mates with a squawk
and then throws rocks at her ex

the bitch, the vixen, the queen bee, and the shrew
what men have done to those fine words, we never can undo
they're strong working mothers - yes they're just like me and you
let's redefine the shrew, the bitch, and vixen...

And be...like the seagull
roam free...as the lynx
and cruise...like the caribous...if we choose

and not have to wait for those sly little winks
from some man who envies the sex life of minks
and not have to guess if he's one of the finks
or whether he drinks
or whether he stinks
or what he thinks...
Of me...

Now of course if fate
should put upon my plate
that quintessential male
i would stick like glue
yes i would be as true
as any beaver, owl, or whale
but till then i'll envy the oyster
who lives a happy life on the shelf
when she wants a term
she releases some sperm
and fertilizes herself!

The hare, the condor, the guppy, and the bream
they're all out there doing what humans only dream
come march toward the future on my scientific team
for now that you've seen and can compare
why, anyone with the will to dare
can follow the tiger, and the bear,
and hamster...
And mole...
And me!

Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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