"Monkeyland" as written by and Reginald Hope/fielding Smithies....
I shake my head and shiver
They smile and they stab my back
As they shake my hand
Send out an S.O.S. please
I'm marooned in monkeyland.
I'm idly staring at the sky
Did anybody hear me cry
A billion stars are a moving sight
To all you out there reading this tonight
It's just a trick of the light
I have to know what is real and what is illusion
Tell me how does it feel beyond this confusion?
Is there anyone there?
Do I dismiss this with a sigh?
And let the answers pass me by?
Is my creator God or a man?
Does someone somewhere care and understand?
It's just a trick of the light.
I have to know what is real and what is illusion
(Rest of chorus)
Is there anyone there?
Life's an optical illusion like other optical illusions

Lyrics submitted by mightypotato, edited by SaeedRNR

"Monkeyland" as written by John Lever Dave Fielding

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  • +2
    General CommentMark's note from their official site (thechameleons.com):

    "By the late seventies Middleton had become a very dull and insular place to live. Although nearby Manchester has always been a fresh and interesting place to hang out, whenever I was skint, which was most of the time, I'd feel very trapped in Middleton. The first section really refers to people I found myself surrounded by early on in the band's development, all of which served to remind me of the depth of the rut we had all seemingly fallen into. The song as a whole was inspired by what the author Colin Wilson described as "the triviality of everydayness". Ironically, several years later, Middleton's nickname with those that lived in other areas around Manchester was 'Monkeytown'."
    nightanddayon September 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA million stars are a moving sight
    To all you out there
    Reading this tonight


    A million stars are a moving sight
    To all you out there
    Hearing me tonight
    ddark13on June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMusic industry is full of sharks who do not care about what musicians feel. They're just there to make you sign contracts, suck your creativity and drop you off. Confusion and illusions. " They smile and then stab my back as they shake my hand." Millions stars is just a trick of the light... Illusions.
    Godeyeson September 01, 2006   Link

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