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The Thomas Brotherz: Music

Monkey Man

(The Thomas Brotherz)
March 21, 2009
Words and Music (c) P. Damico 2008 All Rights Reserved
Most every b-o-d-y finds them selves in a love cage at least once in their lives.
Stepped on, locked in, amused and abused in a lopsided love affair. And boy does
it suck! Most times folks don’t let it happen to ‘em more than once ‘cause they
learn from their mistakes. Then there’s those who got try the same damn thing
over and over waiting for a different result that never comes. This poor fellow is
known as a Monkey Man.
This song is written from the Monkey Man’s station in life.

The Thomas Brotherz are joined by Mr. Art Esparza on baritone sax who is definatley not a Monkey Man.
I’m a Monkey Man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
Lord I’m a Monkey man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
She got me doin’ her monkey business I ain’t got time to play

I work two jobs t’keep them big shoes on her feet
I ain’t got two dimes to rub if I want me something to eat
I head straight home when the work whistle blows
Get to them dishes, cookin’ and washin’ her clothes
She makes up my mind ‘cause she’s got her a plan
She rules this roost with an iron hand

I’m a Monkey Man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
Lord I’m a Monkey man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
She got me doin’ her monkey business I ain’t got time to play

I get up Sunday mornin’ an’ I’m all alone
She’s been out all night an’ she hasn’t come home
My wallets empty she left a note on the door – it said
Take out the trash and get to moppin’ that floor
You been lazin’ latley like you got nothin’ to do
Keep actin’ the fool and I’ll show you some Blues

I’m a Monkey Man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
Lord I’m a Monkey man I’m rollin’ every kinda way
She got me doin’ her monkey business I ain’t got time to play

Now I’m in this place ‘cause I made my own bed
I could have been somethin’ but I chose her lovin’ instead
Yes I could have done somethin’ but I chose her lovin’ instead
If I wasn’t so torn I wouldn’t be where I am
But at least I wouldn’t be no Monkey Man
No at least I wouldn’t be a Monkey Man…..