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Monkey and the Underdog

This song is by David Crosby and appears on the album Oh Yes I Can (1989) and on the album King Biscuit Flower Hour (1996).

Well I went out for my evenin' stroll
All along the boulevard
It's familiar turf, from the hills
To the surf
I treat it like my front yard
Well I right away ran into
A girl I know
She said "you gotta come with
Me tonight, the word
Is out that the underdog
And the monkey gonna finally fight"

Been fightin'...fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

Now I'm not what you'd call
A violent man
But the news brought a smile
To my face
Cause the underdog is a
Friend of mine
I'd love to see him
Put that monkey in his place
You may think I'm crazy
The odds are against the dog
You understand
This monkey is as strong as
A gorilla
He'd stretch a tire like
A rubber band

But I've been fightin'...fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

Now, he's sneaky
And he'll smile
Right at you, pretend
To like your boots
And all the while
He'd be thinking
How to rip your soul
Out by the roots
When we got there
My old underdog
He didn't really look too goo, no
But when his eyes met mine
And he said
"I'll kick his ass"
And I knew right then he would

I've been fightin'
I've been fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

Well now I don't want
To bore you
With a bunch of dialogue
It's not how much dog
Is in the fight
It's how much fight
Is in the dog

And I've been fightin'...oh fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...yeah fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

I've been fightin'...oh fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...yeah fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

I've been fightin'...oh fightin'
Fightin' just to stay alive
I've been fightin'...yeah fightin'
Fightin' to get from
Four o'clock to five

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