Apeman" is a song by the British rock band The Kinks. It was written by Ray Davies and appears on the album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. It is 3:52 in length. It was released as a single in the fall of 1970. While it did not do as well on the U.S. Pop Singles chart as its predecessor, "Lola," did, it was a major hit in the UK, peaking at number five on their singles chart. In the song, Davies is fed up with the modern world and declares that he wants to, "sail away to a distant shore and make like an apeman. .