"Monkey In Your Soul" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
I got one and you want four
It's so hard to help you
I can't keep up with you no more
And you treat me like it's a sin
But you can't lock me in
You want me here with you right to the end
No thank you my friend
I fear the monkey in your soul

Won't you turn that bebop down
I can't hear my heart beat
Where's that fatback chord I found?
Honey don't you think it was wrong
To interrupt my song?
I'll pack my things and run so far from here
Goodbye dear

I fear the monkey in your soul

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"Monkey in Your Soul" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentThis is sung from the point of view of a guy who's girlfriend (or best friend, maybe) is under the control of a chemical addiction. In Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism is referred to as a "Monkey on your back", because it's a big, ugly, heavy, and sometimes obvious problem that you have to carry around with you no matter where you go. In this case, the "Monkey" has such a tight grasp on the person that he feels that it is in her soul.
    Bazooka27on August 23, 2008   Link

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