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The monkey on my back

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The monkey on my back

I've 
lived 
the 
Class 
A 
lifestyle 
for 
some 
25 
long 
years,
I've 
got 
the 
scars 
to 
prove 
it 
and 
the 
bloodshot 
eyes 
from 
tears,
I 
spend 
my 
days 
with 
no 
one 
though 
I'm 
not 
alone 
I'd 
say,
There's 
a 
comrade 
who's 
behind 
me 
and 
he's 
never 
far 
away,
He's 
always 
there 
reminding 
me 
and 
never 
cuts 
no 
slack,
Wont 
you 
let 
me 
introduce 
you 
to 
the 
monkey 
on 
my 
back,
We 
two 
have 
been 
inseperable 
since 
I 
got 
on 
the 
gear,
If 
I'm 
honest 
cant 
imagine 
life 
without 
my 
monkey 
near,
He's 
the 
only 
source 
of 
comfort 
I 
seek 
out 
when 
days 
are 
grim,
The 
one 
that 
I 
depend 
upon 
best 
friends 
now 
me 
and 
him,
When 
there's 
not 
a 
single 
soul 
this 
life 
of 
mine 
with 
whom 
to 
share,
Guaranteed 
I'll 
turn 
around 
to 
find 
my 
monkey 
friend 
is 
there,
But 
this 
morning 
I 
awoke 
to 
seek 
a 
better 
life 
for 
me,
And 
that 
means 
parting 
company 
my 
monkey 
friend 
and 
me,
Oh 
be 
sure 
he'll 
do 
his 
utmost 
to 
convince 
me 
(there's 
no 
doubt),
That 
I'll 
crumble 
soon 
as 
he's 
not 
there 
and 
cannot 
live 
without,
His 
sweet 
narcotic 
kisses 
that 
do 
get 
me 
through 
the 
night,
Its 
true 
when 
things 
aren't 
great 
he 
will 
appear 
and 
make them 
right,
But 
he's 
blinded 
me 
for 
long 
enough 
the 
truth 
now 
I 
do 
see,
It's 
time 
to 
build 
my 
strength 
and 
from 
my 
monkey 
friend 
break 
free,
So 
before 
you 
do 
embark 
on 
life 
on 
Heroin 
or 
Crack,
Be 
careful 
cause 
you'll 
end 
up 
with 
a 
monkey 
on 
your 
back.

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:26:00 PM

    Julie, i like the way you give warnings... LOL...xox~ LInda

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:34:00 AM

    I do hope you'll carry on writing here JJ, you have great style and flow, the messages are brilliant. Take care, Richard