Who Sang Monkey Suit? Elton John / Leon Russell

Leon Russell The Union cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-10-11
length: 4:45
If you're looking for the glory
You think that you might find
In a bullet-riddled stolen car
On a back road in the pines
If it's round just like a medal
Or a tired old man of war
Or hidden like that Burma Star
In my dad's bottom drawer

Look at you in your monkey suit
Driving south, nothing left to prove
You come back here in your cowboy boots
Dressed to kill in your monkey suit
Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit

Build your ladder to the moon
Beat on that sacred drum
Trample on the hands of those
That cling to every rung
Every seed you crush beneath
Like stone ground in a mill
You never drew a decent breath
But you're just dressed to kill

Look at you in your monkey suit
Driving south, nothing left to prove
You come back here in your cowboy boots
Dressed to kill in your monkey suit
Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit

Look at you in your monkey suit
Driving south, nothing left to prove
You come back here in your cowboy boots
Dressed to kill in your monkey suit
Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit

Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit

Monkey suit
Monkey suit
Monkey suit

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If It Wasn’t for Bad
  • 2 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
  • 3 Hey Ahab
  • 4 Gone to Shiloh
  • 5 Jimmie Rodgers’ Dream
  • 6 There’s No Tomorrow
  • 7 Monkey Suit
  • 8 The Best Part of the Day
  • 9 A Dream Come True
  • 10 When Love Is Dying
  • 11 I Should Have Sent Roses
  • 12 Hearts Have Turned to Stone
  • 13 Never Too Old (to Hold Somebody)
  • 14 In the Hands of Angels