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Steel Monkey Lyrics

from Crest Of A Knave

"Steel Monkey" is track #8 on the album Crest Of A Knave. It was written by Ian Anderson.
"Steel Monkey" is track #8 on the album Crest Of A Knave. It was written by Ian Anderson.

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As the moon slips up and the sun sets down
I'm a highrise jockey and I'm heaven bound
Do the workboot shuffle, loose brains from brawn
I'm a monkey puzzle and the lid is on

Can you guess my name?
Can you guess my trade?
I'm gonna catch you anyway
You might be right, ah, I'll give you guesses three
Feel me climbing up your knee

Guess what I am? I'm a steel monkey

Now some men hustle and some just think
And some go running before you blink
Some look up and some look down
From three hundred feet above the ground

Oh, can you guess my name? Uh
And can you guess my trade?
Well, I wont rest before the world is made
Arm in arm the angels fly
Keep me from falling out the sky

Steel monkey
Steel monkey
Steel monkey

I work in the thunder and I work in the rain
I work at my drinking and I feel no pain
I work on women, if they want me to
You can have me climb all over you

Now, have you guessed my name? Huh
Have you guessed my trade?
I'm cheap at the money I get paid
In the sulphur city, where men are men
We bolt those beams then climb again

Uh, steel monkey


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