Monkeys

Now I am mild mannered guy
I like to maintain a peaceful life
But the other day something happened to me
It was crazy man! You would not believe

I was headed out my front door
When sitting right there on my porch
It was one of my favorite things
A brown paper package tied up with string

No return label, no address
It was a mystery to me I confess
Just one word in big bold ink
Written right across the top it said "MONKEYS"

Well I had bad curiosity
I know it killed the cat, but it got the best of me
So I grabbed that package and I picked it up
I took it inside, and I opened it up

Donít know what I was thinking
But now itís just too late
Looking back at it, I have to admit that
I made a mistake

Cause Iíve got monkeys now all over my house
Iíve got about a million monkeys swinging around
Iíve got a massive mob of monkeys making a mess
Iíve got more monkeys than a man could ever manage

My, my, mercy me!
When it comes to monkey business, Iíve got me a monopoly
Itís no mystery that these monkeys were gonna make a
Monkey outta me

Well my place was packed with monkeys all right
There were monkeys on the ceiling, monkeys on the floor
Monkeys on the left, monkeys on the right
Monkeys in the middle playing monkey in the middle of course

Monkeys in my Momís makeup making a mess
Monkeys jumpiní up and down on my mattress
Monkeys in the kitchen juggling plates
Making a mish-mash mixture of mayonnaise and marmalade

My monkey problem was major league
There were way more monkeys than the maximum capacity
All these monkeys were making me moan
There were monkeys in the bathroom and I had to go!

I guess it goes to show I will never learn
I havenít had this much trouble
Since last week
When I opened up that can of worms

But Iíve got monkeys now all over my house
Iíve got about a million monkeys swinging around
Iíve got a massive mob of monkeys making a mess
Iíve got more monkeys than a man could ever manage

My, my, mercy me!
When it comes to monkey business Iíve got me a monopoly
Itís no mystery that these monkeys were gonna make a
Monkey outta me

Donít misunderstand me. Make no mistake
I knew this madcap mishap was of my own making
So I made it my mission to mastermind a plan
To de-monkey my house again

I needed to grab the bull by the horns and dig my way out
Thatís a mixed metaphor
Anyhow, in the middle of this mayhem
A great idea popped into my head

I got me a banana and peeled it real nice
I opened that package, put it way down inside
And one little monkey saw what I did
And that little monkey, he jumped right in

Well monkey see, monkey do
So all the other monkeys they jumped in too
And when the last monkey had jumped inside
I closed that package, and I sealed it tight

I tied that package up
Just like it was before
I took that package
And put it on my neighborís porch


Well heís got monkeys now all over his house
Heís got about a million monkeys swinging around
Heís got a massive mob of monkeys making a mess
Heís got more monkeys than a man could ever manage

My, my, mercy me!
When it comes to monkey business heís got him a monopoly
I think itís clear to see
It was either him or me
Cause itís no mystery those monkeys were gonna make a
Monkey outta me


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