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Twelve Monkeys

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Lyrics

They caught me back in '85
When they dropped a net down from the sky
In the jungle, I was so alive
Now I just survive

Twelve monkeys in this cell with me
Eight of them are family
I fathered them in captivity
Prisoners from the start

    Smeared glass cage
    As we spend our days on stage
    And it's all they'll know

Nylon ropes and plastic slides
A concrete world for abstract minds
It's all controlled by man's designs
Nothing here is real

And we're all just keeping busy
In this everlasting zoo
And we're all just killing time
Because there's nothing else to do

    [chorus]

I see, the life that used to be
The dancing of the leaves
As I'm swinging through the trees and I am
Searching, for a place to pay my head
The forest is my bed
Till the ring a bell to feed us
And they flash a light to lead us, in this

    [chorus]

Tablature

Tuning: DADGAD, Capo 4, 12 string.

Lyrics co-written with Sara Woodward

Intro:

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Verse:

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Chorus:
 
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Solo:

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Bridge: (double each chord, I'm lazy)

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Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 6 out of 164 shows since introduction (4%)
Played at 5 out of 55 non-open mic shows since introduction (9%)
There have been 123 show(s) since the last play.

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