Monkey Song

from Excelsior! by The Goat Family

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lyrics

Well I could hold my own if I only had hands
But the devil come along with a new set of plans
He said “Sign right here at the bottom of the page
I’ll get you working for the man
It ain’t for much, it’s minimum wage
But I’ll keep you out of the can”

Tell me, what’s a man supposed to do
When all of the monkeys are running the zoo?
They ain’t free and neither are you
Tell me what you gonna do?

Well I could pull myself up if I had a hook
Maybe a pencil, a paper, or a book
I don’t need no Shakespeare nor Thoreau
Some other cat on your shelf
Just a leg up and I could get up and go
And do the thinking for myself

Now tell me, what’s a man supposed to do
When all of the monkeys are running the zoo?
They ain’t free and neither are you
Tell me what you gonna do?

Well I would save the whole wide world with a tune
It’d be a jumpy little number, way more rhythm than blue
I’d put a big fat break in the middle for you
For to do your thing
Stretch right out do a jig or two
And then all of your monkeys would sing

What’s a man supposed to do
When all of the monkeys look just like you?
They ain’t free and neither are you
Tell what, what you gonna do?

What’s a man supposed to do
When all of the monkeys look just like you?
They ain’t free and neither are you
Tell what, what you gonna do?

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from Excelsior!, released November 1, 2019
Words and music – Dan Janos

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The Goat Family San Francisco, California

With harmonies storming in from the West and rhythms shaking loose from the American songbook, this band packs folk, country, banda, and blues into a wobbly wagon on a cross-country trip bound for butt-shaking happiness.

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