Monkey's Paw Lyrics

Smalltown Poets


album: Track 9 in album Smalltown Poets
release date: 1997-3-25
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Indie Rock
length: 3:05

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i held the monkey's paw and put my wishes into play
to know the will of God, to show a motive for delay
i'm holding on to find myself
just one more wish


i found a pot of gold or something shining anyway
and caught in my reflection a conviction held at bay
i crafted a cross to adorn my neck
and finally earned my due respect
and then a jewel encrusted crown
to complement my priestly gown
just big enough to weigh me down
and bring this temple to the ground
from inside out without a sound
i found a pot of gold today


i held the monkey's paw today
and put my wishes into play
thanked heaven for the trophies
but i still had hell to pay
so i brought my spoils to the altar's edge
heard You say obey instead
for all of my labors and best laid plans
i'd only earned a reprimand
forevermore to understand
that dreams come true can kill a man
if never graced by sovereign hands
i held the monkey's paw.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Prophet, Priest and King
  • 2 If You'll Let Me Love You
  • 3 Everything I Hate
  • 4 I'll Give
  • 5 Anymore
  • 6 Who You Are
  • 7 Scenario
  • 8 There's a Day
  • 9 Monkey's Paw
  • 10 Trust
  • 11 Inside the Bubble