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Like a Monkey in a Zoo

Daniel Johnston  Buy

i'm chained to the wall
i'm nothing at all
and my eyes look into the sunset thinking of better things to do
like a monkey in a zoo

the days go so slow
i don't have no friends
except all these people who want me to do tricks for them
like a monkey in a zoo

and it could happen to you
you could be in my place
no it wasn't always like this
oh but i never saw it coming

i'm so alone
but this is my home
and the bars that surround me keep me from knowing any better
like a monkey in a zoo

throw me a peanut
laugh and make jokes
but i've had enough peanuts and i'm ready to croak
like a monkey in a zoo

you come to look at me
you seem so amused
but things would look different
if you were in my shoes

i know it's my fault
but i want out
and when i cry out nobody seems to understand
like a monkey in a zoo

you say i'm cute
you don't know how much that hurts
you don't know how it feels to live in your own dirt
like a monkey in a zoo

and it could happen to you
you could be in my place
don't let yourself slip
don't keep egg on your face

i used to be happy
i can't remember those days
but i sold my freedom for free room and board
like a monkey in a zoo