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"7000 BC"

[ from the album "Ocky Milk" (2006) ]

Lyrics

Solve a Chinese puzzle
Make a Chinese box
Pour ink into the milk jug
Of a Wedgewood cement mixer
Play chess with a monkey
Let the monkey win
Visit Antwerp briefly
Staying at the Winter Inn

When your eyes have come back to your eye pits after draw
Will you knit a scale model of the Alps from white wool?
Will you do a bit of reading or fish about for s.....
Will you do a bit of reading or fish about for squid?
Will you take a pad for scribbling or money in a grid?

And the flickery tubes drinking spilly tea
The Calcutta bookdealer reads the history of the drupe
The house pet and the pet plant fight through your apartment
The lion and the .....
The house pet and the pet plant fight through your apartment
The lion and the unicorn, Jamaica and Tibet
The house is washing dishes
The house is pulling sand
And the click-click thermometer
Virtue and responsibility

Shells split well
Shells split well
Shells split well
You open them by hand
One pistachio tree
Can live for centuries, I understand
The Caucases pistachio grows in Asia Minor

When your eyes have come back to your eye pits after draw
Will you knit a scale model of the Alps from white wool?
Will you do a bit of reading or fish about for squid?
Under flickery tubes drinking spilly tea
7000 BC
Shake the tree
Shake the tree
Oh, shake the tree