Keys Allen

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Bovey, Minnesota, United States
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

A man is unemployed, in debt, harrassed by the IRS, sued for divirce and has a mother-in-law that drives him to self-mutilation. Things take a turn for the worse when his monkey runs away.

Story Behind the Song



I Wish It Was So Easy (The Monkey Song(

I took my monkey out to the lawn
I turned the sprinkler on and that monkey he was gone
I wish it was so easy; I wish it was so easy
I wish it was so easy and that my monkey would come home

I stay away from telephones and television news
I gave away my pork-pie hat and every pair of shoes
It helps me keep from leaving; it helps me keep from leaving
It helps me keep believing that my monkey will come home

My wife says she?s leaving ?cause she just can?t take no more
And when her lawyer sues all that I?ll get is pretty sore
She says she thinks I?m feeble; she says she thinks I?m feeble
I think that she?s a boll weevil; I wish my monkey would come home

I got a blue tattoo of my mother-in-law
On a part of my anatomy the sun it never saw
You know sometimes I squeeze it; you know sometimes I squeeze it
Sometimes I even tweeze it; I wish my monkey would come home

The taxman sends me notices ?bout every thirty days
But the jokes on him ?cause everything?s been hauled away
All I had I got on payments and I?m so broke I couldn?t pay ?em
I count my toes for entertainment; I wish my monkey would come home

If tomorrow comes I guess I better get a job
Or put my pants on backwards and go out and join a mob
And walk in circles till I?m dizzy and walk in circles till I?m dizzy
Just as long as I stay busy till my monkey does come home

Copyright AKA 1999

Song Length
Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Amiable, Endearing

Subject Matter
Sadness, Silliness

Similar Artists
Lyle Lovett, The Traveling Wilburys
2000 and later

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