Monkey on My Back – Song and Lyrics by Aerosmith

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Written by: JOE PERRY, STEVEN TYLER

Duration: 4:46

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Monkey on My Back’ by Aerosmith. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Aerosmith or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

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