The Rutles: Shangri-La


Did you ever get the feeling 
That the truth is less revealing 
Than a downright lie? 
And did you think your head was hip 
To certain things it's not equipped 
To qualify? 

All day long the sky is blue 
And everyone says "How'dya do?" 
In Shangri-la 
Everyday's a perfect day 
And you can go your own sweet way in 
Shangri-la 

In Shangri-la, in Shangri-la 
You can be whoever you are 
In Shangri-la 

Investment with a good return 
Provides the means through which we earn 
Our daily bread 
Insisting on an equal cut 
Some people even bust a gut 
To stay ahead 

All day long the sky is blue 
And no one has a lot to do 
In Shangri-la 

In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!) 
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!) 
You can be whoever you are 
In Shangri-la 

(Roll up! Roll up! This way! )

It's a strange world we live in 
But surely we're forgiven 
If we don't know where to turn 
With paradise for hire 
On the back streets of desire 
We all live and learn 

All day long the sky is blue 
And everyone's in love with you 
In Shangri-la 
Lovers dance and children sing 
And everybody does their thing in
Shangri-la 

In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la) 
In Shangri-la (In Shangri-la!) 
You can be whoever you are 
In Shangri-la ha ha ha 
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la) 
In Shangri-la (in Shangri-la!) 
You can be whoever you are 
In Shangri-la ahahahahhhhhhh

All together now, one two three... 

Lah dee doo dah 
Lah dee dah 
Here we are 
In Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(isn't it nice?) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la  (woo!)
(it's such a happy place to be!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(Loooove life!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(who really needs reality?) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(a word about the cruelty to the kangaroo.) (Oh, sorry!) (toothpaste) 
(oompa oompa, stick it up your jumpa) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah (oh, lah dee dah!) 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(Yes we are the slaves of freedom!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah (Oooh!) 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(We're freee-eeeeee to be whoever we are!) 
(All right, let's hear it for all the celebrities!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(Whoever we are in Shangri-la!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah (Lah lah dee dah!) 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(My name is Joe Public...) (Whoo! there's a lah dee dah!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah (oh, come on, Jimmy!) 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(I'm sure you all know me!) 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah, lah dee dah 
Here we are in Shangri-la 
(S-H-A-N-G-R-I-I-L-A) 

Lah dee doo dah (la la la la la la) 
Lah dee dah (la la la la la la la la) 
Here we are 
In Shangri-la (S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A-Lay!) 

Lah dee doo dah (S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A) 
Lah dee dah 
Here we are (S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A) 
In Shangri-la 
(here we are, here we are!) 

Lah dee doo dah (S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A) 
Lah dee dah 
Here we are (L-E-X-I-C-O-G-R-A-P-H-E-R) 
In Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah (Lexicographer!?...) 
Lah dee dah (...sorry folks!) 
Here we are 
In Shangri-la 

Lah dee doo dah 
Lah dee dah 
Here we are 
In Shangri-la (a word of no more than three syllables!) 

Lah dee doo dah 
Lah dee dah... 




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