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The Monkey

This song is by Elvis Costello & The Imposters and appears on the Deluxe Edition of The Delivery Man (2004).

Yeah, the monkey speaks his mind

Now, three monkey sittin' in a coconut tree
Discussin' things as they all say it to be
Said one to the other, now, listen you two
There's a certain rumor that can't be true

That man descended from our noble race
The very idea is a big disgrace
No monkey ever deserted his wife
Starve a baby [Incomprehensible]

Yeah, the monkey speaks his mind

Ain't you never know a mother monk
To leave her babes with others to bonk
Pass 'em on from one to another
'Til they scarcely knew who was their mother

Yeah, the monkey speaks his mind

And another thing you never see
I monkey build a fence around the coconut tree
And let another coconuts go to waste
Forbidden all the other monkeys to come and taste

What if I put up fence around this tree
Starvation would force you to steal from me

Yeah, the monkey speaks his mind

Here's another thing a monkey won't do
Go out at night and get on a [Incomprehensible]
Use a gun, a club or knife
To take another monkey's life

Yeah, man descended [Incomprehensible]
But brothers from us, he did not come

Yeah, the monkey speaks his mind

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