The Arctic Fox Song

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lyrics

The fauna of the Arctic is a wonder to behold
Adapted to the crushing dark and unrelenting cold
Each animal a miracle of evolution’s hand
Resigned to bare existence in an unforgiving land

But there’s a little fellow who we often see around
He’s chipper and he’s cheerful, no, nothing gets him down
Immune it seems to the ennui that comes with life’s cruel shocks
Precocious, perspicacious, I give you Arctic Fox

Oh, the skies are clear and blue, or not
The wind blows cold, I say, so what
No how, no why, no when, no where
I’m an Arctic fox I just don’t care

The reindeer’s a phlegmatic chap who never wears a smile
Scratching out his meagre living mournful mile by mournful mile
He’s timorous and fearful, a total Arctic wus
No vim, no verve, no vigour, no Vulpes Lagopus

Now, Ursus Maritimus is a fearsome Arctic foe
He’s sullen and he’s friendless, he’s a fur ball full of woe
At any social gathering he’s like a dose of pox
But he’d be a bon vivant with just a dash of Arctic Fox

Yon pinniped upon the beach, thy lethargy’s innate
With so little raw ambition it’s no surprise you’re overweight
Sucking clams and farting in a thigmotactic pile
The Arctic fox could teach you how to live life with more style

And finally Homo Sapiens, our genius knows no bounds
A more endowed species, on this earth cannot be found
And yet we roam the world as though our shoes were full of rocks
Oh, we could learn a lesson from our friend brer Arctic Fox

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from In Deep, released June 9, 2019
Kevin Closs: nylon string guitar, voice, bass, drums
Andrea McColeman: piano

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Kevin Closs is a singer/songwriter from Manitoulin Island.

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