Monkey on My Back

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Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop,heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequen… more »

Woe is me
Well I been dyin'
Got to get that monkey off my back

The fortune teller looked into my eyeballs 
The wrinkles on her face about to crack 
She said you best believe it, you ain't goin' nowhere  Unless you get that monkey off your back

Well, I made believe the devil made me do it
I was the evil leader of the pack
You best believe I had it all and then I blew it
Feedin' that fuckin' monkey on my back

Ahh, if you put it in a spoon man I would boot it
Some king whose mental house was just a shack  Where do you draw the line
When all your friends are dyin'
Got to get that monkey off your back
Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

Your crystal ball is where you chase the dragon 
She said now bring me home his head inside a sack
But now you find your crystal balls are draggin'
Uh uh uh, got to get that monkey off your back


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