From the album Life In The Foodchain

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Lyrics

THE FUNKY WESTERN CIVILIZATION

(Tonio K.)

Come on everybody

get on your feet

get with the beat

there's a brand new dance craze
sweeping the nation

and it's called the funky western civilization

Well there's a riot in the courthouse, there's a fire in the street

there's a sinner bein' trampled by a thousand pious feet

there's a baby every minute bein' born without a chance

now don't that make you want to jump right up and start to dance?

Let's do the funky

the funky western civilization

it's really spunky
it's just like summertime vacation

you just grab your partner by the hair
throw her down and leave her there

They put jesus on a cross, they put a hole in j.f.k.

they put hitler in the driver's seat and looked the other way

now they've got poison in the water and the whole world in a trance

but just because we're hypnotized, that don't mean we can't dance

We've got the funky

the funky western civilization

it's really spunky
it's just like summertime vacation

you just drag your partner through the dirt

leave him in a world of hurt

You get down

get funky

get western

(own up to it boys and girls)

and if you try real hard maybe you can even get,
you know, kinda ... civilized

(Mesdames et messieurs, bon soir. this is joan of arc. tonio has asked me to personally deliver a rather special message.
he say he just cannot get enough of my 15th-century wisdom. he say he loves it when i talk goofy like this.
and after many a saturday night of doing ze funky western civilization together, i know for a fact he agrees with me when i say [in french]:

you can bullshit the baker and get the buns
you can back out of every deal except one)

Oh, it's a funky

a funky western civilization

it's oh, so very spunky

it's just like summertime vacation

all's you gotta do is find some little kid somewhere
and throw him way up in the air

(never mind the parents)






yes it's a funky
a funky western civilization
and it may seem kinda skunky, you know
but it's hitting every nation (all across the universe)
that's 'cause all's you gotta do is grab your partner by the hair
throw her down and leave her there
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