"Me and my monkey" as written by Robert Peter Williams and Guy Antony Chambers....
It was me and my monkey
Him with his dungarees and Rollerblades
Smoking filter tips reclining in the passenger seat of my supercharged jet black Chevrolet
He had the soft top down
He liked the wind in his face
He said ?Son, you ever been to Vegas?' I said ?No' he said ?That's where we're gonna go, you need a change of place'
And when we hit the strip with all the wedding chapels and the neon signs he said
?I left my wallet in El Segundo' and proceeded to take two grand of mine
We made tracks to the Mandalay Bay hotel
Asked the bell boy if he'd take me and my monkey as well
He looked in the passenger seat of my car and with a smile he said
If your monkey's got that kind of money sir, and we've got a monkey bed'

Me and monkey
With a dream and a gun
Hoping my monkey
Don't point that gun at anyone
Me and monkey
Like Butch and the Sundance Kid
Trying to understand
Why he did what he did
Why he did what he did

And at the elevator I hit the 33rd floor
He had a room up top with a panoramic view it's like nothing you've ever seen before
He went to sleep in the bidet and when he awoke
He ran his little monkey fingers through the yellow pages
Called up escort services and ordered some okie doke
Forty minutes later there came a knock at the door
In walked this big, bad-ass baboon into my bedroom with 3 monkey whores
?Hi, my name is Sunshine. These are my girls. Lace my palm with silver baby oh yeah and they'll rock your world'
So I watched pay per view and polished my shoes and my gun
Was sticking on Kurt Cobain sing about lithium
There came and knocked at the door and in walked Sunshine
What's up, you better get your ass in here boy your monkey is having too much of a good time'

Me and my monkey
Drove in search of the sun
Me and my monkey
Don't point that gun at anyone
Me and my monkey
Like Billy the Kid
Trying to understand
Why he did what he did
Why he did what he did

Got tickets to see Sheena Easton
The monkey was high
Said it was a burning ambition to see her before he died
We left before encores
He couldn't sit still
Sheena was a blast baby
But my monkey was ill
When I played black jack
Kept hittin' 23
Couldn't help but notice this Mexican just staring at me
Or was it my monkey
I couldn't be sure
It's not like you've never seen a monkey in rollerblades and dungarees before
Now don't test my patience cause we're not about to run
That's a bad-ass monkey boy and he's packing a gun
?My name is Rodriguez' he says with death in his eye
?I've been chasing you for a long time amigos
And now your monkey is gonna die'

Me and my monkey
Drove in search of the sun
Me and my monkey
We don't want to kill no Mexican
But we got ten itchy fingers
One thing to declare
When the monkey is high
You do not stare
You do not stare
You do not stare

Looks like we got ourselves a Mexican stand off here boy
And I ain't about to run
Put your gun down boy
How did I get mixed up with this fucking monkey anyhow


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"Me and My Monkey" as written by Robert Peter Williams Guy Chambers

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this song might actually be about Robbie's problems with his own character and behaviour. It makes a lot of sense to think of the monkey as being a self-destructive, outrageous side to Robbie, that he was beginning to see as a separate personality and more trouble than it was worth.

    The scene with the monkey having a "good time" while Robbie cleans his shoes and watches pay-per-view TV seems to show just how detached Robbie is becoming from his "monkey" and its behaviour, but at the same time he can't seem to do anything to stop it. "Trying to understand why he did what he did, Why he did what he did when he did," Robbie says, the voice of reason, while the "monkey" spends his (Robbie's) money and generally acts like a reckless clown. The last line would be a pretty fair estimation of Robbie's feelings, I would guess.
    kirotourmalineon October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song ... obviously is about robbie when hes high or drunk ..... monkey = the state he is when he is on a high .... the lyrics are amazing and they tell a story of robbies past addictions
    jak_ben_91on February 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's actually about someone dealing with bi polar
    Baphomet-Lordon May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like it's about a drug addiction. They are often reffered to as "monkeys." This song is kind of confusing with its refrences to mexicans and a room for his monkey. There are some metaphors in this song i dont really understand.
    Jogt23on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Mandalay Bay Hotel as a place Robbie likes to visit for its casino.

    This is a funny song. I think his monkey is refering to his libido.
    Onlineon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a weekend Robbie spent in Vegas high on coke - the 2 grand the monkey spent was the amount Robbie spent on the drug. The Mexican was the dealer. He did actually order the hookers for himself
    kinderwhore76on February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Daddy, giving a monkey a gun is like giving me a credit card........................................
    HollyDog2002on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Daddy, giving a monkey a gun is like giving me a credit card........................................
    HollyDog2002on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe all know that drugs and alcohol is a wrong way to live. Also living life in the fast lane is not always a good thing. When you got this life it will always bring up the bad sides of you and that’s definitely not good. That’s the same as in the song “Me and My Monkey” by Robbie Williams.

    The song is about Robbie Williams, a crazy monkey with roller blades and finally a dangerous Mexican with a gun. Robbie and the monkey are on a ride to Las Vegas to live life out and to get some real fun. They go to a hotel called “Mandalay Bay Hotel”. They order some coke and some hookers. Then it’s time for seeing the performance of Sheena Easton which is one of the monkey’s biggest wishes. They are affected by drugs. They decide to go to play some black-jack, and suddenly the Mexican shows up with a gun pointing at the monkey and Robbie. Robbie doesn’t really know how he ended up in this crazy situation.

    It seems like the monkey is a good friend of Robbie, but I think it is a site of Robbie’s personality. It’s like he has split up his personality in directions. These directions can be bad or good. The monkey is one direction, the Mexican is another. When he is the monkey he is more risky than “the real Robbie”. The monkey dares to do things Robbie doesn’t. Taking drugs is one thing. You can see this in the end of the story when Robbie and the monkey get together with the Mexican. It’s not Robbie who is going to die, it’s the monkey. There must be a reason why the Mexican wants to kill the monkey. It is like a hazard game. Who is going to die?

    The Mexican is a symbol of drugs. Mexico is where it is easy to get drugs. When Robbie was in the city El Segundo, which is a city near the Mexican border, he left his wallet. This is a symbol of that the monkey drove Robbie to go to Mexico to use all of his money on drugs.
    The Mexican is also one of the directions. It is a symbol of Robbie when he is affected by dangerous drugs. Drugs can kill and as we see in the song, the Mexican is really dangerous too.

    Las Vegas is a symbol of living in the fast lane. The blend of gambling, money, hookers, drugs and all this is what Las Vegas is characterized of.
    If the story was happening in New York I would notice that Robbie just wanted to try something else, but the fact that it is all happening in Las Vegas gives us an idea of his life in the fast lane. The black-jack game in Las Vegas is a good place for a hazard game like in the song, because it’s like a “win or lose”-game. In the song it’s rather a “live or die”-game.

    The stand-off between Robbie, the monkey and the Mexican in the end of the song signifies a triangle of immorality. The Mexican is pointing a gun at Robbie. The Monkey is also pointing at Robbie, and he is in a big, big trouble. He must get rid of one of those evil men. It is two against one and we get a really good point of how big troubles Robbie had.

    The song shows how bad a life with drugs and alcohol is, and how this can show the darkest sites of a person. Robbie will always live with the inner wounds and everybody knows about it, but he discovered how to manage the need for drugs. I think that every person who is almost killed by drugs can get out of it, but only if they got the strength and self-control to do it.
    Stubageron April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell said, Stubager. In "The Robbie Williams Show" DVD he admits writing this song while being really high in Jamaica (hence the nonsense). He also said he wanted to write a kind of "story-song" and that this one is his first one of that kind.
    I don't like it that much, it's not my one of my favourites and I usually skip it because it's too long and I don't relate at all.
    Gabigson April 15, 2006   Link

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