"Monkey" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Ben Mize, Matthew Malley, Charles Gillingham, David Bryson and Adam Duritz....
All dressed up
No place to go
Hey monkey, when you gonna show your face around me?
I know all the wrongs and rights
And I just want a little light to fall on me

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

We'll I'm all messed up
That's nothing new
Hey monkey, when you open up your blue eyes,
I don't know if I'm wide awake or dreaming
But all I ever need is everything

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Just get the world off your shoulders
and close your pretty blue eyes
Hey monkey, what's life without an occasional surprise?

Got nowhere but home to go
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now
I'm in trouble for the things I need
Hey monkey don't you want to be needed too?

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I've been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?



Lyrics submitted by 3ssence

"Monkey" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz David Lynn Bryson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentTo me it speaks about a woman that the speaker is in love with but doesn't know when he will see her again because she is Flakky. ("Isn't it a shame"), "Where you've been?"

    The use of "Monkey" can be a sarcastic way of the speaker calling her reckless or haphazard with his emotions.

    "Monkey" is also a slang term for Vagina.

    He wants her to pay some attention to him "I just want a little light to fall on me"

    He's appealing to her sensitive side but as a monkey she can't understand him, they speak two different languages.
    neversaycant1on January 13, 2011   Link

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