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South Africa Springbok Radio . Many of Ray's songs deal with going back to the simple life see the whole Village Green album, waterloo sunset, and many other songs My only complaint is that the lyrics are difficult to understand at first, which is a shame because iinks are so meaningful.
General Comment It's not racist, the words kinos man, apeman, king kong man ect just allude to an earlier part of our evolution before we became the materialistic, shallow, selfish and short sighted race we have become.
In some ways, this is the epitome of the nostalgia expressed on the albums Lola vs. Although the reggae-infused piano on the track is still delicious more than 40 years later, the combination of Ray Davies's faux-Caribbean accent and his "apeman" references are not exactly politically correct these apemn. Home News Sport Business. Got it in one, professor Flag AlanOldie on August 06, This page was last edited on 1 Januaryat You Really Got Me: General Comment The "I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilised cos I'm a strict vegetarian" is a dig at the hippy culture of the time, I think.
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General Comment I think the assumption of oinks here arises from the use of the word "apeman"--"gorilla" tje "monkey" have been used as racial slurs against African-Americans--but I think Ray Davies meant "apeman" in the sense of a Tarzan-type, living an idyllic primitive life on a jungle island. The biggest problem with humanity right now is overpopulation, then religion being second to that.
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As ever The Kinks do a thoroughly professional, style-changing job. General Comment Ray is saying that the human race consist of a bunch of losers that are only good at destroying the planet.
General Comment I'm not sure how this song can be racist, because it's kknks the whole human race. Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more.
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