Monkey in a cage
Cries in fits of rage
When deprived of simple touch
all of the white coats gauged

Do they understand?
Do they see that man?
Who's king of all the monkeys true
yet true too that each man is caged

Afraid it's not your style
Afraid it's not right
Afraid of coming on too strong
All of my teachers say watch your distance
That's true but i need some touch

Cats and dogs the same
Never ask my name
Come to me and freely touch
and I'll freely touch then too

How can this be so?
That I'd be afraid of Joe

Afraid it's not your style
Afraid it's not right
Afraid of coming on too strong
afraid to seem do-do...do do do do do....

How can this be so?
That I'd be afraid of Joe
he and me will always be
afraid of what we need the most

Afraid it's not your style
Afraid it's not right
That's what my teachers say
That's what they learned
That's how I'm going to live


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    General CommentI think this song means that a guy wants to love a girl... to touch her. But he's also afraid to do so, and he hates it that he's "afraid of what [he] need[s] the most."
    chaoticthroneon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBut he said he was afraid of "Joe" i think its more general then to one girl. The beginning of the song depicts a monkey in a cage, being deprived of interaction (touch). I think its more about being outcasted, and ignored. All he wants is to interact with others, but is so scared to, he just turns away, kicking himself ("How can this be so, im afraid of Joe") Is more like his only friend, who he finds it hard to talk to, but Joe is the same way, and they're always afraid of losing each other as a friend because of something they said.
    nowhereman93on August 11, 2009   Link

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