"Monkeys Uptown" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
I knew you well, I know you best
A baby mouth and I the breast
A lazy bone, an eagle eye
Circling a city that's higher than the sky

And it's looking like you better do what they say
Those monkeys uptown, I told you not to fuck around
Heaven's the name and the river is brown
With all the mud and the rain, it never settles down
It never settles down

Your baby left you unimpressed
But no one likes a beggar slightly overdressed
Trouble comes in funky clothes
You can always find a razor lying in the road

And it's looking like you better do what they say
Those monkeys uptown, I told you not to fuck around
Heaven's the name and the river is brown
With all the mud and the rain, it never settles down
It never settles down

I knew you well, I know you best
Everybody owes something to everybody else
Gabriel gave me some news to give to you
Maybe taken for granted, you've nothing better to do

And it's looking like you better do what they say
Those monkeys uptown, I told you not to fuck around
Heaven's the name and the river is brown
With all the mud and the rain, it never settles down
It never settles down


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"Monkeys Uptown" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General Commenti believe that most of these lyrics are right, except i feel that when it states, "Those monkeys uptown, I told you not to fuck around", i dont think it should be 'I' but rather, they perhaps. i just dont think it sounds like he says I. thanks for the full lyrics though.
    edgar001on February 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"a baby mouth denied the breast"
    nanocneirboon February 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionAre we sure it's "Those monkeys uptown, I told you not to fuck around" and not
    "Those monkeys uptown THAT told you not to fuck around"?
    FluffyPonyDrowon October 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut no one likes a beggar slightly overdressed How true! haha

    Just a fun song to listen to...
    valjeangon December 08, 2013   Link

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