Monty Got A Raw Deal

Album: Automatic For The People (1992)
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  • Monty, this seems strange to me
    The movies had that movie thing
    But nonsense has a welcome ring
    And heroes don't come easy

    Now nonsense isn't new to me
    I know my head, I know my feet
    But mischief knocked me in the knees
    Said, "just let go, just let go"

    I saw the ocean meet the man
    I saw you buried in the sand
    A friend was there to hold your hand
    Said, "walk on by"

    So, I went walking through the street
    I saw you strung up in a tree
    A woman knelt there said to me
    Said, "hold your tongue, hold your tongue"

    You don't owe me anything
    You don't want this sympathy (waste your breath)
    Don't you waste your breath (waste your breath)
    For the silver screen

    That nonsense doesn't mean a thing
    They tried to bust you in a sting
    But virtue isn't everything
    So, don't waste time

    Now, here's a rhyme that you can steal
    Put this on your reel to reel
    Mischief threw a rotten deal
    Monty's laying low, man
    He is laying low
    Just let go
    Just let go

    You don't owe me anything
    You don't want this sympathy (waste your breath)
    Don't you waste your breath (waste your breath)
    Monty, this seems strange to me Writer/s: Billy Berry, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Briancurtismith from IgnoretrumplandI say it's about a Python named Monty
  • Joshua from La Crosse, WiJudging from the title, R.E.M. must have also had a different Monty (namely Monty Hall, of Let's Make A Deal game show fame) in mind as well.
  • Joe from Baltimore, MdOne of the best songs from "Automatic For The People" next to "Man On The Moon," "Nightswimming," and "Ignoreland."
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