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(07) Punish the Monkey 4.36
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:56:12 am »

Punish the Monkey (Mark Knopfler) (4.36)

LYRICS

They’re driving long nails into coffins
You’ve been having sleepless nights
You’ve gone as quiet as a church mouse
and checking on your rights
The boss has hung you out to dry
And it looks as though
they’ll punish the monkey
and let the organ grinder go

You’ve been talking to a lawyer
Are you going to pretend
that you and your employer
are still the best of friends?
Somebody’s going to take the fall
There’s your quid pro quo
They’ll punish the monkey
and let the organ grinder go

Here comes a policeman
He won’t be sidetracked
He’s asking about a smoking gun
He’s after the facts

It’s a quiet life from here on in
You’ve dropped your poison cup
The telephone is ringing
But you’re not picking up
Time’s up, Sir Lord Flunkey
And everybody knows
they’ll punish the monkey
and let the organ grinder go


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Re: (07) Punish the Monkey 4.36
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2022, 08:29:47 pm »
And suddenly, after 15 years, I ask myself who is Sir Lord Flunkey? :think
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (07) Punish the Monkey 4.36
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2022, 10:54:19 pm »
I think just generally the lower rung politicians or civil servants who are left to carry the can when there is a scandal, while the Prime Minister keeps going…
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Re: (07) Punish the Monkey 4.36
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2022, 11:00:02 pm »
I like this interpretation. Thank you Dusty :)
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

 

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