My monkey gets busy sometimes
My monkey’s got a lot of stuff he’s gotta think about
My monkey gets tired sometimes
My monkey wishes he was something you could do without

Cause every monkey needs alone time
To eat bananas in the sunshine
It’s feast or famine it’s a fine line
It doesn’t mean my monkey doesn’t love you

[My monkey butler Brian Dennehy screwed up again and he’s sorry]
[My monkey he loves you My monkey loves you very much]
[My monkey says My monkey says]
[My monkey says he’s sorry he’s a monkey but he’s got to be a monkey and there’s nothing he can do]

My monkey gets frazzled sometimes
My monkey has an ulcer and a stressful time at work
My monkey gets bitter sometimes
My monkey’s not the only one who’s acting like a jerk

And while he doesn’t like to name names
And he’s not trying to assign blame
It’s hard to focus on his own game
It doesn’t mean my monkey doesn’t love you

[My monkey butler Brian Dennehy screwed up again and he’s sorry]
[My monkey he loves you My monkey loves you very much]
[My monkey says My monkey says]
[My monkey says he’s sorry he’s a monkey but he’s got to be a monkey and there’s nothing he can do]

My monkey gets angry sometimes
My monkey says a lot of things he doesn’t really mean
My monkey gets lucky sometimes
My monkey thinks that you’re the bestest girl he’s ever seen

He says he’ll stay with you for always
It doesn’t matter what the job pays
Cause everybody has their bad days
It doesn’t mean my monkey doesn’t love you

[My monkey butler Brian Dennehy screwed up again and he’s sorry]
[My monkey he loves you My monkey loves you very much]
[My monkey says My monkey says]
[My monkey says he’s sorry he’s a monkey but he’s got to be a monkey and there’s nothing he can do]

It doesn’t mean my monkey doesn’t love you


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    General CommentHis monkey loves you
    artisan117on July 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that the most obvious interpretation of this is that he is just referring to himself in the 3rd person.
    Either that or he actually has a monkey. Either/or.
    TheJHamon February 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationHe definately has a monkey.
    [My monkey butler Brian Dennehy screwed up again and he’s sorry]
    The phrasing points out that the voice legitimataly has a monkey butler. He named the monkey after award winning actor Brian Dennehy due to the fact that he played Clarence Darrow in the movie Alleged, a movie about the Scopes Monkey Trial.
    This is probably just to point out how rediculous the monkey is in this whole situation. The person seriously owns a monkey and has an abundance of relationship problems that result from him owning a monkey, he uses as a butler. However, He also has problems with his relationship which are caused by his own character which he refuses to take blame for, and instead tries to push it onto the monkey who is completely innocent. As shown by the humanification of the monkey. This allows him to place all the blame on a monkey, who because he is a monkey, can't be blamed.
    sirludwigvanbiffingtonon November 03, 2013   Link

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