Junkies lament

Rikkis been kicking the gong
Lickety split didnt take too long
A junkies sick a monkeys strong
Thats whats wrong

Well I guess hes been messing around down town
So sad to see the man losing ground
Hes winding down behind closed doors
On all fours

Mama dont you call him my name
He cant hear you anymore
And even if he seems the same to you
Thats a stranger to your door
Go on ask him whats he come here for

Oh my God a monkey can move a man
Send him to hell and home again
With an empty hand in the afternoon
Shooting for the moon

Hes halfway sick and its halfway stoned
Hed sure like to quit but hes too far far gone
And theyll wind him down with the methadone
Hes all on his own

Baby dont you throw your love away
I hate to seem unkind
Its only that I understand the man
That the monkey can leave behind
And I used to think he was a friend of mine
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