Shangri-La
The Rutles


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...