Aerosmith - Monkey on My Back Lyrics

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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 ****in' 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

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Young Lust
  • 2 F.I.N.E.
  • 3 Going Down / Love in an Elevator
  • 4 Monkey on My Back
  • 5 Water Song / Janie’s Got a Gun
  • 6 Dulcimer Stomp / The Other Side
  • 7 My Girl
  • 8 Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
  • 9 Hoodoo / Voodoo Medicine Man
  • 10 What It Takes


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
    album: Track 4 in album Pump
    release date: 1989-9-12
    popularity : 135 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Southern Rock/Hard Rock
    length: 3:59
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642425428
    script: Latin