Monkey on My Back

  • Woe is me
    Well I been dyin'
    Got to get that monkey off my back

    The fortune teller looked into my eyeballs
    The wrinkles on her face about to crack
    She said you best believe it, you ain't goin' nowhere
    Unless you get that monkey off your back

    Well, I made believe the devil made me do it
    I was the evil leader of the pack
    You best believe I had it all and then I blew it
    Feedin' that fuckin' monkey on my back

    Ahh, if you put it in a spoon man I would boot it
    Some king whose mental house was just a shack
    Where do you draw the line
    When all your friends are dyin'
    Got to get that monkey off your back
    Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

    Your crystal ball is where you chase the dragon
    She said now bring me home his head inside a sack
    But now you find your crystal balls are draggin'
    Uh uh uh, got to get that monkey off your back Writer/s: JOE PERRY, STEVEN TYLER
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
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