REPTILE HOUSE

by THE FERRETTS

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This song is about Jane Proctor, a chronically ill person who dedicated her short life to reptile care. She designed the reptile house at London Zoo, with her understanding of reptile needs, glass and uv rays. She took care of the first komodo dragons in Europe, one of which would walk around the zoo by her side. When she became wheelchair bound, she would direct him by tapping his tail to let him know which way she was going. She devised instruments with which vets could treat ill reptiles and showed us that they respond to voice and are not deaf, as previously believed. As a girl, she disrupted her maths class by going to school with a crocodile.

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LYRICS:
Against a backdrop of pain,
The dragon whisperer smiles,
She walks amid the snakes and the crocodiles.
Girl in a garden beneath a grey London sky,
How could she hear the repiles cry.

She brings light to the reptile house,
She counts the teeth in a crocodiles mouth.
Regally adorned, snakes drip from her form.
She gives light to the reptile house.

Through the vita glass panes,
The lizards slither and slide,
In the sunlight, on the rocks, the reptiles hide.
Girl in a wheelchair, her body broken and tired,
With a dragon walking by her side.

At the sound of her voice, the deaf creatures come,
But the beasts were never deaf,
The humans were dumb.
Girl with a passion and on the day that she died,
Could she hear the reptiles as they cried.

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released January 18, 2019

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THE FERRETTS Belper, UK

Markus Ferrett-Paine, multi instrumentalist musician for 35 years and Nansy ferrett Paine, singer for 20 years, are a duo who have played the stages up and down the country with many other acts and now together use their musical talents to perfectly create energetic fresh original music. They decided to work together on their own outfit to rock the present & future with their unique gritty sound. ... more

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