Monkey See, Monkey Do (a Russ Still song) - Single

by John Reed

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Just before Christmas 2017, Russ Still asked if I would like to put some music to a song he had written. On 23rd December I wrote this. It was mixed a couple of months later.

lyrics

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO (a RUSS STILL song)
 
Don’t you see what they're saying?
Do you really buy their lines?
New day, same old story
The blind leading the blind

 Do you think they really care?
They're after just one thing 
They’re trying to pay their masters
Stealing by all ways and means

Hear, speak, see the evil
Monkey see, monkey do
It ain't ever about the people 
Monkey see, monkey do
 
Go on and bury your head 
Blink but it won't go away
We keep sending them to the castle
And they take all they can take 
 
Lyin’ on the TV and radio (stations) 
No one knows what’s really true
Everything is spun their way 
And we just keep on getting screwed

CHORUS

They’ll do anything to save their face
Kill all the wolves who dare bark at the door
They’ll say anything that keeps them in that place 
As long as they’re sure that they’ll get more
 
CHORUS x 2
 

Lyrics © Russ Still 2017. All rights reserved.
Music & arrangement on this version © John Reed 2017. All rights reserved.

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released June 11, 2018
JOHN REED:
Vocals, cittern, electric guitar

HEYGAMAL:
bass guitar, production

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John Reed Manchester, UK

John is a Blackpool born singer-songwriter from Greater Manchester whose songs cover themes of social injustice, environment, politics, and life.

That said, John's latest album #Inheritance is about #Ancestry #Family #Love #Environment and #Peace

Working in collaboration with other musicians and backing band The Folded Arms, John delivers powerful and thought provoking live shows.
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