"Space Monkey" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steven Hewitt....
Space monkey in the place to be
Lying in a rocket to a planet of sound
Shooting the man, playing dominoes and drag
An increasing population of 100 percent
Space monkey in the place to be
With a chemical appeal and a picture of Mary
Out on a limb in the carnival of me
Raising the temperature 100 degrees

We're sewn together
She's born to Mesmer
Beside I stride her
I die inside her

Space monkey in the place to be
A mass of contradictions in a golden frame
Raising the roof in a calamity way
Completely meretricious of a poke in the eye
Space monkey in the place to be
Talk of the town with a Columbian walk
Out on a limb in the carnival of me
Raising the temperature 100 degrees

We're sewn together
She's born to Mesmer
Beside I stride her
I die inside her
Its far to sacred
Don't ever fake it
And don't don't don't let me down

Like you let me down before
Like you let me down before

Space monkey in the place to be
With some free association and a hole in her head
Out on a limb in the carnival of me
Raising the temperature 100 degrees

We're sewn together
She's born to Mesmer
Beside I stride her
I die inside her
Its far to sacred
Don't ever fake it
And don't don't don't let me down

Like you let me down before [Repeats]


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"Space Monkey" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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    General Commentmy favorite off Meds, next to Pierrot the Clown. i believe "i died inside her" is a Shakespearen (ugh..sp?) reference to orgasm? a very sexy song, in my humble opinion.
    Mrs.Molkoon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard the title the first thing I thought about was how Tyler Durden in "Fight Club" describes his men as Space Monkeys. So I agree with the sex-interpretations, but it doesn't seem to me like it is described in a positive way. He describes himself as a space monkey, "Ready to sacrifice himself for the greater good. (from "Fight Club"), so he feels like he is just used by his girlfriend or whatever so she can have her fun until she finds anything better ("Like you let me down before").
    XCrusherXon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWe're sown together
    She’s born to mesmer
    Beside, astride her
    I die inside her
    Its far to sacred
    Don’t ever fake it
    And don’t don’t dont let me down

    I'm not to sure it's about sex, Only "sacred" refference to sex,
    I think mesmer is short for mesmerize,(he's not singing about a german physician and astrologist nor about magnetic animals

    So I think he's singing something like

    Were lost togheter,
    She's born to mesmerize
    Next to here, I go
    I die inside here,

    I think it's about they're both lost, and she got him hyptnotished and he's affraid to loose here.
    (And there probally both on drugs, (as usual))
    ninemilesaloneon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment*an increase IN population of 100%
    *a chemical peel
    *we're SOWN together (which has a different meaning from sewn, so it actually does matter)
    This is what it says in the album booklet.

    Maybe someone's already said it, but "shooting the moon" is the worst possible way to lose in the card game "Hearts."
    ilovespikyhairon October 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeveral songs from Meds were probably inspired by Fight Club (you know this book don't you?) This one in particular matches perfectly, in the book there was the character's alter ego that represented everything the character wanted to be, "You possess every trait that I lack" kinda thing until of course it came out of control but before that it was just ahead of the character and he couldn't keep up with it. For those who're interested. other songs are Space Monkey(the idea of making the "keeping the population up and producing people without any purpose" stuff the main goal in life), One of a Kind (the idea that no one's unique and special those who know will figure out) and then there's Pierrot the Clown (however, one can argue with that one but I'm not sure either I can just see some similarities) and now that I think about it Follow the Cops Back Home can also be interpreted in conformity with Fight Club. Oh wow
    farawaykinon November 26, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about sex my favorite after broken promise
    Zerovermarson February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShh. You're not meant to know I sneakily downloaded this song (I downright refuse to download any others though). But anyway, what a fantastic song to hear in the waiting of Meds' release!

    I always imagined it as a girl pretending she's having a good time (You know what road I'm going down here..).

    Whatever the meaning, it's beautiful.
    Tack-o-Ramaon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlthough Space Monkey is the most experimental track on the album , i think absolutely incredible . It kinda rememinds me of "I Know" .
    Spineron March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd the line is
    "Beside, Astride her"
    It says so in the album cover...
    genevieve313on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems it's absolutely about sex. I'm Estonian, so I don't quite know all the slang terms and I'm not familiar with English literature and so on. But from what I understand, it refers to sex.

    *['An increasing population..'] the most efficient way to increase population is having babies (sex).
    *['Out on a limb..'] well I bet you can all understand which limb.
    *['We're sewn together..'] Obviously nothing sews two people closer together than having sex.
    *['Beside, astride her..'] Next to her, on top of her..
    *[I die inside her..'] As someone noted earlier, this can refer to orgasm.
    *['Its far to sacred, Don’t ever fake it..'] I bet it's about women faking orgasms. Orgasm (as an important part of sex) is sacred like sex is.

    By the way, it's an awsome song. This and 'Infra-Red' were my first to favourites from Meds. Now I've learned to love them all. It's a great album.. This and Black Market Music are the best in my opinion.
    Kilduon March 13, 2006   Link

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