Who Sang Space Monkey? Patti Smith Group

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Release information
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Blues Rock/Punk/Experimental/New Wave
length: 4:06
Some other versions of "Space Monkey"

Blood on the T.V., ten o'clock news.
Souls are invaded, heart in a groove.
Beatin' and beatin' so outta time.
What's the mad matter with the church chimes?
Here comes a stranger up on Ninth Avenue.
Leanin' green tower, indiscreet view.
Over the cloud, over the bridge,
sensitive muscle, sensitive ridge of my
s___e monkey. Sign of the time-time
s___e monkey, so outta line-line.
s___e monkey, sort of divine.
And he's mine, mine, all mine.

Pierre Clementi, snot full o' cocaine.
The s__ual streets, why it's all so insane.
Humans are running, lavender room.
Hoverin' liquid, move over moon for my
s___e monkey. Sign of the time-time
s___e monkey, sort of divine-vine
s___e monkey, so out of line and he's mine, mine, oh he's mine

A stranger comes up to him; hands him an old, rusty Polaroid.
It starts crumbling in his hands.
He says, "Oh man, I don't get the picture. This is no picture.
This is just...this just-a...this just-a...
This is my jack-knife. This is my jack-knife.
This is my jack-knife. This is my jack." [shriek]

Rude excavation, landin' site.
Boy hesitatin', jack-knife.
He rips his leg open, so out of time.
Blood and light runnin'. It's all like a dream.
Light of my life, he's dressed in flame.
It's all so predestined. It's all such a game for my
s___e monkey. Sign of the time-time.
s___e monkey, sort of divine-vine.
s___e monkey, so out of line and it's all just s___e, just s___e.

There he is, up in a tree.
Oh, I hear him callin' down to me.
That banana-shaped object ain't no banana.
It's a bright, yellow U.F.O.
And he's coming to get me. Here I go.
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up ,up, up ...
Oh, goodbye mama. I'll never do dishes again.
Here I go from my body.
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Help!

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Till Victory
  • 2 Space Monkey
  • 3 Because the Night
  • 4 Ghost Dance
  • 5 Babelogue
  • 6 Rock n Roll Nigger
  • 7 Privilege (Set Me Free)
  • 8 We Three
  • 9 25th Floor
  • 10 High on Rebellion
  • 11 Easter

  • Release information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin