Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent
But his output stink
His code not “functional” or “elegant”
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you

Code Monkey hang around at front desk
Tell you sweater look nice
Code Monkey offer buy you soda
Bring you cup, bring you ice
You say no thank you for the soda cause
Soda make you fat
Anyway you busy with the telephone
No time for chat
Code Monkey have long walk back to cubicle he sit down pretend to work
Code Monkey not thinking so straight
Code Monkey not feeling so great

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you a lot

Code Monkey have every reason
To get out this place
Code Monkey just keep on working
See your soft pretty face
Much rather wake up, eat a coffee cake
Take bath, take nap
This job “fulfilling in creative way”
Such a load of crap
Code Monkey think someday he have everything even pretty girl like you
Code Monkey just waiting for now
Code Monkey say someday, somehow

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you


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  • +6
    General CommentCODE MONKEY GET UP GET COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    codemonkeyme23on July 16, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Code monkey" is a term for somebody who churns out code for a living but is unable to do the more complex tasks surrounding the overall design process.

    So this song is somewhat of an ode to these gentle creatures who, really, are just like you and me. They may vomit simple code for their job, and they may not get the overall process, but they are human beings just like you and me, and they want a girlfriend just like you and me (unless you're also a girl (and not a lesbian))
    daveeceeon January 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the song that made me Google Jonathan Coulton and turned me into a rabid fan.

    As you can probably tell...
    Code Monkeyon June 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about being trapped in the system, man >>
    classicsfanon October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:D
    I first heard this song on NPR a while ago, and I absolutely love it.

    *****on December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, current Intro Theme for the show Code Monkeys which airs on G4TV.
    Aeonson July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn...DAAAYUMM. I'll have to admit I first heard this off Code Monkeys on G4, but after hearing the full version I think I'm in love.
    Addictive, no?

    Oh, right, this IS songMEANINGS. Might as well put some input.
    ...
    Well, this song isn't too hard to figure out. DO IT YERSELF.
    Redraon August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentugh...to lazy to post what daveecee already did.... ill just leave a ↑ for you guys
    Shikaruon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAs Coulton has said, this song is about the frustration of being a programmer all day long. He quit a job as a programmer to become a
    Goos0on March 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song is about sensors, coming from an intuitor.
    LennaMalaon July 01, 2013   Link

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