The Monkey(The Clarksdale Sessions)

was broadcast by mr. bartholomew

and now the world is full of sorrow and pain

and it's time for us to speak up again

you're slack and sorry

such an arrogant brood

the only purpose you serve is to bring us our food

we sit here staring at your pomp and pout

outside the bars we use for keeping you out

you've taken everything that you wanted

broke it up and plundered it and hunted

ever since we said it

you went and took the credit

it's been headed this way since the world began

when a vicious creature took the jump from monkey to man

monkey to man

every time man struggles and fails

he makes up some kind of fairytales

after all of the misery that he has caused

he denies he's descended from the dinosaurs

points up to heaven with cathedral spires

all the time indulging in his base desires

ever since we said it

he went and took the credit

it's been headed this way since the world began

when a vicious creature took the jump from monkey to man

monkey to man

big and useless as he has become

with his crying statues and his flying bomb

goes 'round acting like the chosen one

excuse us if we treat him like our idiot cousin

he hangs up flowers and bells and rhymes

hoping to hell someone's forgiven his crimes

fills up the air with his pride and praise

he's a big disgrace to our beastly ways

in the fashionable nightclubs and finer precincts

man uses words to dress up his vile instincts

ever since we said it

he went and took the credit

it's been headed this way since the world began

when a vicious creature took the jump from monkey to man

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