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Ke$ha
Written by Karl Schuster
Kesha Sebert
Martin Sandberg
Produced by Benny Blanco
Max Martin
Length 2:55
(See official versions)
Single chronology

"Dinosaur" is a song performed by Ke$ha. It serves as the eleventh track on Ke$ha's debut album Animal.

Cross-references Edit

  • Amnesia is also mentioned in "Amnesia."

Background Edit

While being interviewed by Rolling Stone, Ke$ha was asked about her writing technique and how her songs come to fruition, which she explained using "Dinosaur" as an example. The singer explained that the song's conception was auto-biographical and that it stemmed from a previous experience she had when an older man had been hitting on her, which she elaborated on: "I just write about what I live — literally, my entire record is totally autobiographical, because I think there's a great pop song in anything and everything, any situation. There's a song called 'Dinosaur' about this old guy who was hitting on me, and his toupee was kind of falling off, and I was like, 'Oh my God, you're so old, you're prehistoric, you're like a dinosaur. D-I-N-O-S-A-you are a dinosaur.'"[1]

Official versionsEdit

  • Album version - 2:55
    • Instrumental version - 2:55
  • Demo version 1 - 2:47
  • Demo version 2 - 2:54

Lyrics Edit

Album version Edit

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're just an old man
Hittin' on me, what? You need a CAT scan

Old man, why are you starin' at me?
Mack on me and my friends, it's kinda creepy
You should be prowlin' around the old folk's home
Come on, dude, leave us alone
At first we thought that it was kinda ill when
We saw that you were like a billion
And still out tryin' to make a killin'
Get back to the museum

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're just an old man
Hittin' on me, what? You need a CAT scan

Hey dinosaur, baby, you're pre-historic
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha
Hey carnivore, you want my meat, I know it
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha

Yeah, you're pretty old

Not long 'til you're a senior citizen
And you can strut around with that sexy tank of oxygen
Honey, your toupee is fallin' to your left side
Get up and go bro, oh wait, you're fossilized, ha

You sit down, buy me a martini
Won't go away, my hints aren't sinkin'
"Hey," you say, "wanna come with me?"
I'm about to barf, seriously

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're just an old man
Hittin' on me, what? You need a CAT scan

Hey dinosaur, baby, you're pre-historic
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha
Hey carnivore, you want my meat, I know it
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha

Hey dinosaur, baby, you're pre-historic
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha
Hey carnivore, you want my meat, I know it
Hey dinosaur, that's what you are, ha

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
D-I-N-O-S-A, that's what you are, ha
D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
D-I-N-O-S-A, that's what you are, ha

Demo version 1 Edit

Hittin' on me, boy

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
A D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're an old man
Hittin' on me, boy, you need a CAT scan

Old man, why are you starin' at me?
Mack on me and my friend, it's kinda creepy
You should be prowlin' around the old folk's home
Come on, brother, leave us alone

At first I thought that it was kinda funny
That you're the age of my grandpa, pappy
But for real, I know you got lots of money
But I still won't get down with you, honey

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
A D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're an old man
Hittin' on me, boy, you need a CAT scan

Not long 'til you're a senior citizen
And you can strut around with that sexy bag of oxygen
Honey, your toupee is fallin' to your left side
Get up and go, brother, save yourself a little pride

You sit down,, buy me a martini
Won't go away, my hints aren't sinking
"Hey," you say, "wanna come with me?"
I'm about to barf, seriously

Hey, buddy, are those teeth real?
Yeah, how many times have you been married?
Seriously, I mean are you wearing your diapers?
Kesh, they're called Depends
Honey, it's bingo night, you're missing bingo night
Well, Kesh, it's not even that, it's past his bedtime anyway
He needs to go home and get tucked in
And take his teeth out and take all those pills
Totally, I mean what skeezy old guy just hangs around a bar
And hits on cute young girls, anyway?
He must have amnesia and lost his way and somehow wandered in here
Aw, he must think that, like, we're his grandkids
No, no sir, no we're not
Bingo night's that way
Turn around, okay
No skeezy old guys for us
Thank you, thanks, have a good night
Have a good night, buddy, see ya

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
A D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're an old man
Hitting on me, boy, you need a CAT scan

D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
A D-I-N-O-S-A you are a dinosaur
An O-L-D M-A-N, you're just an old man
Hittin' on me boy

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