Monkey (ft. Annabel Lee)

Story Behind The Song

Song about drug addiction

Song Description

Drug Addiction

Song Length 3:30 Genre Rock - Americana, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Troubled, Distressed Subject Addiction, Drugs
Similar Artists Bonnie Raitt, KT Tunstall Language English
Era 2000 and later


He woke up to a sentence on his life
Ball and chain cuts his ankles like a knife
All those years have come and gone away
With nothing good to say

Can you hear the voices in his head
Can you hear the wishes of the dead
They are telling him it's time to run
And burn into the sun

Show is over
Fade to black
Close the curtains
Can't get that monkey off his back

He is burning, burning at the core
Feet are frozen, frozen to the floor
Dogs are hungry, growling at the gate
Behind them lays the bait

Should he take it, let them tear his flesh
What's to lose when there is nothing left
Any faith they had in him is gone
Their lives will carry on


That is no way to live

Lyrics Dianne MacAdam Music Jeff Teague
Producer Jeff Teague / Direct Image Studio, Nashville, TN Publisher Yes Please
Performance Vocals - Sarah Borrello - Solstice Studio, Stoughton, MA, Electric Guitar - Jon Conley, Acoustic Guitar - Pat McGrath, Keyboards - Howard Duck, Bass - Dave Francis, Drums - Dennis Holt
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
George Schuh My Top Songs 10/30/2022

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