"Platypus" lyrics - MR. BUNGLE


Ornithorhynchus anatinus platypus

Sleeping geology
On the isolated shore
For millions of years

Experimental continent
On purpose or accident?
Mysterious evolving
Problem solving
A vaudeville? A nation including one superior creation
A vertebra? Inverted...quite unheard of...

Orphan in a family
And a sole survivor
And he's a living fossil

Reptilian? Mammalian
He's a bird-beaked, beaver-butt Australian
Amphibious? Paradox wearing plaid socks
Furry beetle? A bugbear and a paleozoologist's nightmare
Symmetrical physique of disbelief

The platypus has the brain of a dolphin
And can be seen driving a forklift in his habitat of kelp
He is the larva of the flatworm
And has the ability to regenerate after injury
He's no relation to the flounder

Someone shipped him to the blokes
Who said he was a hoax
So they cut him to pieces
Wrote a thesis

A cranium of deceit
He's prone to lie and cheat
It's no wonder
A blunder from down under

Duckbill, watermole, duckmole
Hee hee, barnacle