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  1. MONKEY BITE

From the recording MONKEY BITE

Lyrics

MONKEY BITE

Your monkey bit me in a screaming rage
Who let that monster out of his cage
That primate hit me with his concrete eyes
You know the passing of time can really pulverize

Monkey see
Monkey sue
Monkey bleed
Monkey turning blue

I'm the best at none of your business
Put God on the stand if God is your witness

Monkey see
Monkey sue
Monkey bleed
Monkey turning blue

Pain is everywhere
Jesus save the sinners in this sorry world
Pain is everywhere
Pain is everywhere

I was never young
I was born an old man
With binoculars for eyes
And telescopes for hands
Wishful sinking
Mother of pearl drops
Let your monkey go
Until your monkey never stops

Monkey see
Monkey sue
Everybody out of this
Miserable Zoo

Pain is everywhere
A spoonful of sugar makes the shit go down
Pain is everywhere
Pain is everywhere

c 1996 by Wishnefsky

Wishnefsky - vocals, electric guitars, bass
Todd - vocals
Dave - drums

COMMENTS
The lyrics to this song spawned the title of our cassette EP: Wishful Sinking.

I wrote the lyrics sitting in the parking lot of LA Fitness in Pasadena. Thankfully, I had my trusty notebook when lightning struck.

I sang the verse vocals through the same toy that we used for the vocals on This Ain't No Weapon, It's a Golf Club from Southland. We used that toy for a long time. Finally, the guilt became too much to bear and we gave it back to the family who lived across the street from Dev - the original owners of the toy. By then, their kids had grown older and forgotten about the toy. They looked at us like, what the hell were we doing returning this toy. Guess we should have just kept it. No good deed goes unpunished.

This song represented the zenith of my angry writing. But, you know, we weren't a punk band. We were really an alternative art rock band. Plus, we're nice guys. So Monkey Bite seemed a little strange live. There's no acoustic guitar on the recording. But when I started playing more and more acoustic live, we tried it a few times with me playing the rhythm guitar part on acoustic and it actually sounded pretty damn good.

Wishnefsky