“Age Of Miracles”

Monkey in the Middle (LYRICS)

Well I was born a little apple seed

No one seemed to notice me

Stealing kisses in the dark

from two sisters hard to tell apart

I was the monkey in the middle

but I never got caught

From the pump and dump to the bait and switch

I can do 'em all with the flick of a wrist

Even as a pup down on the farm

I never met a beast I couldn't charm

I was the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

Yeah, I was the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

St. Petersburg's a funky town

There's money to be made if you ask around

Microfilm, discothèques, cash in hand

and traveller's cheques

I was the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

Yeah, I was the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

Well, Cleopatra ruled the Nile with an iron fist

Some folks they just couldn't handle it

They hunted down my river queen

Nobody laid a hand on me

I was the monkey in the middle

but I never got caught

She owned the heart of Egypt land

They say she died by her own hand

But it was a harmless game of truth or dare

She grabbed that snake and held it there

I was the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

And I never got caught, and I never got caught

Well I came into this world unknown

I've seen so many good people come and go

But I got no grey hairs upon my head

and I kept my cool to the bitter end

I'm the monkey in the middle

and I never got caught

You let Jesus make your dying bed

Tell him I've got other plans instead

Take the reaper off his rounds

I can shut my own light out

I'm the monkey in the middle

and I never get caught

vocals, guitars: Chuck

guitar: Rick Holmstrom

programming, ARP synth: Mark Pistel

organ: Danny McGough

bass: Davey Faragher

drums: Steve Mugalian

strings: The Duboce Triangle Symphonette

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