Monkey On My Back Lyrics by Aerosmith
Monkey On My Back Lyrics
(oh its me and Ive been down yeah
Got to get that monkey outa-off my back)
The fortune teller looked into my eyballs
The wrinkles on her face about to crack
She said you best believe it,
You aint goin nowhere, unless you get that
Monkey off your back
I made believe the devil made me do it
I was the evil leader of the pack
You best believ I had it all and then I blew it
Feedin that f*ckin monkey on my back
If you put it a spoon man I would boot it
Some king whose mental house was just a shack
Where do you draw the line when all your friends are dyin
You got to get that mokey off your back
Uh, uh, uh....
Your crystal ball is where you chase the dragon
She said, now I bring me home
his head inside a sack
But now you find your crystal balls are dragin
Got to get that monkey off your back
• The song is about how the band overcame drug abuse and addiction, and got the 'monkey off their back.'
• Steven Tyler & Joe Perry shared songwriting credits on the song. Bruce Fairbairn produced the track.
• The single was released in 1990 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.