Courtney Marie Andrews – Monkey On A Chain Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Motorbike on the island
Steering like an angry hornet
I don't belong in this ritzy palace
Show me your shanty
Show me your corrupted churches

[Pre-Chorus]
There's a pearl in the mud
There's a penniless child next to a mansion in the sun
There's a monkey on a chain
While his puppeteer pulls his strings for change

[Chorus A]
I'm a honey-haired lonely traveler
You're a rice-picking lonely sailor
And despite the language barrier
I appreciate the gesture

[Verse 2]
The museum is filling up with flies

A rosary from the man with ebony eyes
The barefoot children stick out their hands for coins
The barefoot street men advertise their tricks and their noise

[Pre-Chorus]
There's a pearl in the mud
There's a penniless child next to a mansion in the sun
There's a monkey on a chain
While his puppeteer pulls his strings for change
[Chorus B]
I'm an empty bar storyteller
You've just made enough for dinner
And despite the language barrier
I appreciate the gesture

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