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Picnic In The Jungle is a single by The Residents & Snakefinger, released as part of The Residents' Radio Thoreau series.

Background

This track was originally recorded by Snakefinger in 1979, with The Residents acting as producer.

It was performed by Snakefinger & The Residents from 1985 - 1987 together as part of the 13th Anniversary Show.

The song was later re-worked into "Kick A Picnic" & "Jungle Bunny" in 1992.

For the Icky Flix project, Kick A Picnic was re-recorded with Molly Harvey on lead vocals, this version of the track was later performed live during the Icky Flix tour.

It was then revived in 2005 for inclusion on The Resident's "Way We Were" live show.

In 2009 a remixed version of 'Jungle Bunny' was featured on the 'RMX' Album

A mash-up of the track with Loser ≅ Weed was performed during the 2014 Wonder Of Weird show.

In 2014 this single was released, featuring a remixed version of the track recorded in 1986 for.

Most recently the track appeared on I Am A Resident, as Kick A Picnic, performed by The Meet Cafe.

Track Listing

  1. Picnic In The Jungle (5:25)

Lyrics

Afterwards, it’s like a dream
You can’t remember, but it seems
To stay alive inside your mind
And pray upon your leisure time
It happens in an open spot
The air is sticky and it’s hot
First they take away our clothes
Then they lay us down in rows
A cloud appears and melts away
The flesh of some while others stay
Machines that look like little cars
Consume the bones and count the scars
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
In a place that no one knows
We are prisoners of those
That no one sees, and no one hears
But everybody hates and fears!
Now everyday, they leave a tray
And take an empty one away
On the tray are chicken legs
Potato salad, and some eggs
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?

Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?
Is everybody ready for the picnic in the jungle?

Versions

  • Snakefinger Version (4:00)
  • 13th Anniversary Version (1985 - 1987) (6 Minutes)
  • Kick A Picnic (2:26)
  • Jungle Bunny (2:48)
  • 2001 Kick A Picnic Icky Flix (2:22)
  • 2001 Kick A Picnic Live (3 Minutes)
  • 2005 Live Version (5 Minutes)
  • 2009 Jungle Bunny RMX (2:01)
  • 2014 Loser ≅ Weed mashup. (8 Minutes)
  • 2014 Thoreau version (5:25)
  • 2018 Meet Café version (4:31)

Appearances

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