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The Monkey Song
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Album

Philyra

Released

1994

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

2:00

Previous Track

"Third Snow Song"

Next Track

"Love Cuts the Strings"

The Monkey Song is the second song on the single Philyra. It was re-released on the compilation Protein Source of the Future...Now!.

LyricsEdit

Cool air falls through the venetian blinds and the
Planets in the heavens are perfectly aligned
I take in my surroundings
I memorize them all
The scuff marks on the stone floor
The powder burns on the eastern wall

There's a monkey in the basement
How did the monkey get there?
There's a monkey in the basement
Where did the monkey come from?
Where did the monkey come from?
Where did the monkey come from?

The animal noises you used to make
The Andalusian coral snake
All pale when standing beside this room
And the heavy hot rains and the sonic boom

There's a monkey in the basement
Where did the monkey come from?
There's a monkey in the basement
How did the monkey get there?
How did the monkey get there?
How did the monkey get there?

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "No, I wanna play something that relates to universal experience, you know. Uh, play something that when you hear it, you go, 'Hey, hey man, I've been there, you know, I've been right there with you.' So I would like to express my innermost feelings." -- 2003-09-27 - Mercury - Austin, TX

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