All of you Hairless Apes

In the distance peasants dance
There's a whiff of failed romance
Up ahead there are these vague amorphous shapes
Sniff the light, all of you hairless apes

Survival on savannah plains
gave us huge, unwieldy brains
But there is no receptacle to put our sadness in
for cruelty reason can't explain
You hear the choking hiccup
of a klezmer clarinet
But you can always forget

After all, we are such careless apes

God once glanced on earth below
saw bombs sparkle like fresh snow
rolled those huge, universe-weary eyes to space:
"Even I can't understand that race
these grand, ignoble apes."