Saw he was back in town
Paper said he never left
Come back to try your sound
and the sound is all that’s left

Washed out with a crowd
He wore precision hide
Hair groomed slightly brown
He had always tried to hide

I’m hoping you had passed the test
1000 bricks, that’s all that’s left
Nothing means nothing I guess
Nothing is nothing I guess

Nothing really changed here
Frankie still mourns the dust
and the change is good for us

That’s the way it goes I guess

Was it the monkeyheart
Or the horse’s legs?
That left us all insane

I’m not satisfied
I’m not satisfied
I’m not
I’m not
I’m not
I’m not!

Lyrics submitted by xeter

Monkey Heart and the Horse's leg song meanings
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    General CommentHow has nobody commented on this song? It contains one of the most beautiful melodies ever recorded and the lyrics are, if anything, very affecting.

    I couldn't begin to deduce what this song is about, I have a vague idea, but that's only after countless listens. I can shed light on the line that resonates most with me.

    "Was it the monkey heart? Or the Horse's legs? That left us all insane."

    To me, this is a reflection on why human beings are so fucked up. Is it the monkey's heart that still beats in our chests? Evolution and our inability to reconcile our capacity for knowledge with our primal roots. Our civilized minds colliding violently with instinctual urges and ideas. Or was it the horse's leg? The use and abuse of our environment. The utilization of other animals, beings like us, for transportation (read: horse's leg) and food and sport and cruelty. Conquering of other beings. The subsequent disconnect from those animals and nature that followed from that conquering.

    All I know is I'm not satisfied.
    IndifferentSonon October 14, 2010   Link

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