Little Monkey

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lyrics

Climbing inside the outside world
Dropping flowers as I go
Deeply breathing awakening air
Nearly knocks me out

When I meet you, I cannot see you
Clear in shape and full in view
There’s no clue what you’re up to
There’s something I can learn from you

What of me and what of you
What must we keep and what must we lose?
Drop a depth charge in your eyes
Before you slink away . . .

Little monkey is a dark beauty’s juggler
Her devilish charm strikes the balance
Little monkey is the love of my life
A child sublime and grown with presence

Teach me all your chaos theories
You always show your mischief face
Like a looking glass camouflaged
You are not afraid

Tearing down your railway line
The one they couldn’t privatise
While the businessman shakes his rattle
You’re one step ahead

See it through and come alive
Pull up the fences to let it spread
It’s easy to think that you’re no one at all
Be you instead . . .

Little monkey is her own dark beauty
She runs with harm lost in the balance
Little monkey lets me out of my cage
Escorts me down to her own wonderlands

Running round on circus horses
Shouting out silly problem names
An acrobat comes swinging through
It’s hard to fly or not to fly

The air might float me away from you
Virgin unexplored
What a risk is life, or not at all?
What a risk is life, or not at all . . .

Little monkey is a dark beauty’s juggler
While the world hangs in the balance
Little monkey is her own dark beauty
She shrugs it off with nonchalance

+ “Little monkey . . .” (repeat to fade)

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from Learning to See, released April 18, 2011

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Pete Gioconda Brighton, UK

PETE GIOCONDA is a unique, edgy singer, a protest poet with penchant for historical reference. This mix of punk attitude and psychedelic-folk feel teases the audience to take sides ... like a Johnny Rotten (who hasn’t slept in four days) meets Times they are a-changin’-era Dylan and strolls into Cat Power’s bedroom for consolation. ... more

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