"Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse" as written by Duncan Aldrich and Warren Zevon....
Written by Warren Zevon and Duncan Aldrich
1995 Zevon Music BMI

Hell is only half full
Room for you and me
Looking for a new fool
Who's it gonna be?
It's the Dance of Shiva
It's the Debutantes ball
And everyone will be there
Who's anyone at all

Monkey wash donkey rinse
Going to a party in the center of the earth
Monkey wash donkey rinse
Honey, don't you want to go?

Monkey wash donkey rinse
Going to a party in the center of the earth
Monkey wash donkey rinse
Honey, don't you want to go?

Left eye, right eye
Take a look around
Everybody's heading
For a hole in the ground
And it's the Dance of Shiva
It's the Twilight of the Gods
Thunder and lightning
'Til the break of dawn

Monkey wash donkey rinse
Going to a party in the center of the earth
Monkey wash donkey rinse
Honey, don't you want to go?

Monkey wash donkey rinse
Going to a party in the center of the earth
Monkey wash donkey rinse
Honey, don't you want to go?

Monkey wash donkey rinse
Going to a party in the center of the earth
Monkey wash donkey rinse
Honey, don't you want to go?






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"Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse" as written by Duncan Aldrich Warren William Zevon

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    General CommentIncluded in this song is one of WZ's favorite sentiments: a kind of devil be damned fast life philosophy solidly embroiled in Romantic undertones and mythological significance. There's a sarcasm imbedded in his party hard lyrics that belies an outside looking in sense, an understanding of the path a life of partying leads to. The decadence in this track is simultaneously a revelling acceptance of the good times and an indictment of the life he is choosing to live.
    scumbagstyleon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never really understood this song, but it is absolutely hilarious. WZ was a GENIUS!!!
    imabee3on July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat does "Monkey wash, donkey rinse"mean?
    ImNeilYoungon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWarren was truly a saint, and he achieved sainthood through being a sinner. A very interest philosophy. You're right scumbagstyle. You obviously know a lot about both Warren and the romantics, two of my interests as well. Love you're name, "I'mNeilYoung".
    TheThornBirdson March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCheck out the essay "Satan's Ball" by the brilliant journalist- philosopher Chris Hedges. truthdig.com/report/item/…
    deneicyon March 22, 2014   Link

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