Monkey Business Lyrics - Skid Row

Skid Row Slave to the Grind cover art
writers: David Michael Sabo, Rachel Bolan Southworth
release date: 1991-6-11
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Glam/Heavy Metal
length: 4:19
producer: Michael Wagener
lead vocals: Sebastian Bach
mixer: Michael Wagener
background vocals: Scotti Hill, Dave “The Snake” Sabo and Rachel Bolan
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
drums (drum set): Rob Affuso
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
assistant engineer: Riley J. Connell and Craig Doubet
writer: Rachel Bolan, Dave “The Snake” Sabo
Outside my window there's a
Whole lot of trouble comin'
The cartoon killers and the
Rag cover clones

Stack heals kickin' rhythm
Of social circumcision
Can't close the closet on a
Shoe box full of bones

Kangaroo lady with her bourbon in a pouch
Can't afford the rental on a bamboo couch
Collecting back her favors 'cause her well is running dry
I know her act is terminal but she ain't gonna die

Slim Intoxicado drinkin' dime store hooch
Is always in a circle with his part-time pooch
Little creepy's playing dollies on the New York rain
Thinkin' Bowie's just a knife. Ooh the pain

I ain't seen the sun since I don't know when
The freaks come out at nine and it's twenty to ten
What's this funk That you call junk?
To me it's just monkey business

Blind man in the box that will probably die
The village kids laugh as they walk by
A psycho is on the edge of this human garbage dump
And the vultures in the sewers are telling him to jump

Into the fire from the frying pan
Tripping on his tongue for a cool place to stand
Where's this shade that you've got it made
To me it's just monkey business

Monkey business
Slippin' on the track
Monkey business
Jungle in black
Ain't your business
If I got no monkey on my back


The Vaseline gypsies and the silicone souls dressed to the society
Hypocrite heartbeat and cheap alibis can't get you by that monkey


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CD 1
  • 1 Monkey Business
  • 2 Slave to the Grind
  • 3 The Threat
  • 4 Quicksand Jesus
  • 5 Psycho Love
  • 6 Beggar's Day
  • 7 Livin' on a Chain Gang
  • 8 Creepshow
  • 9 In a Darkened Room
  • 10 Riot Act
  • 11 Mudkicker
  • 12 Wasted Time