Friday, October 24, 2008

Monkey Man

Submitted for your review, the lyrics to the Rolling Stones Monkey Man.

"I'm a cold Italian pizza..."

I was just listening to the lyrics and I was rendered baffled, to say the least. I guess drugs (this is about drug, right?) make you say silly thing... Awesome Nicky Hopkins piano playing though.

Monkey Man
( jagger/richards)

Im a flea bit peanut monkey
All my friends are junkies
That's not really true

I'm a cold italian pizza
I could use a lemon squeezer
What you do?

But Ive been bit and Ive been tossed around
By every she-rat in this town
Have you, babe?

Well, I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey woman too

I was bitten by a boar
I was gouged and I was gored
But I pulled on through

Yes, I'm a sack of broken eggs
I always have an unmade bed
Don't you?

Well, I hope were not too messianic
Or a trifle too satanic
We love to play the blues

Well I am just a monkey man
I'm glad you are a monkey, monkey woman too, babe

I'm a monkey
I'm a monkey
I'm a monkey man
I'm a monkey man
I'm a monkey...


E said...

I always assumed it was about sex. With the Stones, it's usually a good bet that it's about sex (or, more broadly (so to speak), women) or drugs. Or sometimes sympathy for the Devil.

E said...

Wow, spooky. Guess what just popped up on the iPod?

mark said...

Yes, I am a sack of broken eggs.