Monkey
Adam Duritz Lyrics


All dressed up and 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?
Well 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?
Hey monkey, where you been?
Hey monkey, where you been?

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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?



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3O3BRINE

He wrote this song for Courtney Cox. They dated in 1996 and were fairly serious. I saw him talk about it in an an interview. She’s also in the video for ‘Long December’.

docholiday13

Incorrect....This song is actually about a contemporary who happens to be in the lyrics btw. “Got nowhere but home to go / I’ve got Ben Folds on my radio right now.”

Jo Lil

I could live inside this song forever. Indescribable feeling

Bob Marley

I love this song, it takes me back to being 20 years old in 2000

hoarbaby

Same bro, glad I lived through the goat era

huntere28

great song from a great album where the whole album is just as good as the singles...

Chris Raudebaugh

I was so freakishly excited when I heard about this album coming out!!! I loved the way it rises and falls throughout the disc. awesome from start to finish. also, this song was the first time I ever heard the name Ben Folds...who I obviously rushed to listen to and found to be amazing!!!!

Java Monkey

One of my favorite songs. Since I was a baby, my older sister called me monkey... plus the lyrics have a lot of emotional weight to me.

Carol DiGiovanni

Love this song, Love this band....

Javon Graham

My favorite CC's album!

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