Like a Monkey in a Zoo Lyrics by Daniel Johnston

I’m chained to the wall.
I have nothin’ at all.
And my eyes look into the sunset
Thinkin’ 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,
But I never saw it comin’.

I’m so alone,
But this is my home.
And the bars that surround me
Keep me from knowin’ 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 choke,
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 its 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 cant remember those days.
But I sold my freedom
For free room and board,
Like a monkey in a zoo.

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