Monkey In The Zoo
by Willie Murphy

You can't worry all the time
What it is is this is it
I said you can't worry all the time
What it is is right here it
Try to have a good time while wadin' through the shit

Goin' down to the river
Great big bottle of wine
Sittin' down on the river bank
Gonna watch the scum float by
My life is funky
How 'bout you?
I feel like a monkey, yeah, in the zoo

World fallin' apart now
Discombobulatin' my mind
Contentment is an art, y'all
I can't seem to find

You can't worry all the time
What it is is this is it
I said you can't worry all the time
What it is is right here it
I'm goin' to try to have a good time while wadin' through the shit

In the middle of the night
Wake up in a cold sweat
My life ain't right
It ain't gettin' better yet

Fall out of the bed
I find my little sweet stash
Cool air on my head
Forget about this trash

World's fallin' apart, y'all
Keeps screwin' my mind
Contentment is an art, y'all
I can't seem to find

You can't worry all the time
What it is is this is it
You cannot worry all the time
What it is is right here it
Try to have a good time while wadin' through the shit

Throw away these headphones
Get me a big boombox
Throw away the keys
I gotta leave my doors unlocked
Throw away the man's groove
I goin' to tickle my funky bone
Throw away the man's rules
Make my life my own

World's fallin' apart, y'all
Keeps screwin' my mind
Contentment is an art, y'all
I can't seem to find



Monkey in the Zoo



Copyright 2003 by Willie Murphy