Monkey Man (Lyrics)

This song was recorded during the 2000 "Lillywhite Sessions", but never performed live. This song later evolved into the song "So Right" which was released on "Everyday".

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great monkey man is going the distance
the lucky one's going to get it all
loving life now
living on top
oh lucky ones always get it all

oh i'm hungry
don't wanna die like a little dog
gonna take what i can get
i'm the monkey man
with the great great monkey plan

this crazy crazy little man
you've got yourself entangled

oh i'd love to lie to myself
to say everything is fine now
we got to keep it up or fall behind
i got to keep it up or lose the edge we found
drive faster
build higher still higher
dig deeper down til it's down in the ground
it's found used up and then thrown out

crazy crazy little man
what do you think you're doing here

big beautiful world just for us
good use we must put it to
any way i can think to use it up
what will i tell my grandson's grandsons

i could weave a fairy tale
of great bible thumping scale
when he stands empty hands on his empty land
that's what happened here great great monkey man

where did you think grey was the color of bliss
you think i don't know quite what to say
but i'm worried for myself in this

i'm hungry
don't wanna die like a little dog
well i eat what i can get
from the monkey man
great great monkey plan

crazy crazy man
man you've got yourself down in a pickle

crazy crazy monkey man
who is the one in the middle

dead

take a walk
cross the ice
melts too quickly
for us to reach the other side
it's cold in here
but the sun shines bright out
it warms this up here
oh the tide is rising higher
look it's strange floating by
looks just like arms that
flow out and ride now i will
golden age
these golden times
our golden days seem to have us
hypnotized or blind well

Other Working Title: Golden Monkey