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Tweeter and the Monkeyman

Bob Dylan, the Traveling Wilburys / the Traveling Wilburys: Vol. 1 (1988)

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(intro) Tweeter and the Monkey Man were hard up for cash.
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They stayed up all night selling cocaine and hash
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To an undercover cop who had a sister named Jane,
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For reasons unexplained, she loved the Monkey Man.
 
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Tweeter was a boy scout before she went to Vietnam
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And found it out the hard way nobody gives a damn.
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They knew that they found freedom just across the Jersey Line,
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So they hopped into a stolen car, took Highway 99.
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And the walls came down, all the way to hell,
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Never saw them when they're standing, never saw them when they fell. (bridge)
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The undercover cop never liked the Monkey Man,
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Even back in childhood he wanted to see him in the can.
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Jane got married at fourteen to a racketeer named Bill,
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She made secret calls to the Monkey Man from a mansion on the hill.
 
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It was out on Thunder Road, Tweeter at the wheel.
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They crashed into paradise, they could hear them tires squeal.
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The undercover cop pulled up and said "Everyone of you's a liar!
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If you don't surrender now, it's gonna go down to the wire."
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And the walls came down, all the way to hell,
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Never saw them when they're standing, never saw them when they fell. (bridge)
 
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An ambulance rolled up, a state trooper close behind,
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Tweeter took his gun away and messed up his mind.
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The undercover cop was left tied up to a tree,
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Near the souvenir stand by the old abandoned factory.
 
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Next day the undercover cop was hot in pursuit,
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He was taking the whole thing personal, he didn't care about the loot.
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Jane had told him many times it was you to me who taught:
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In Jersey anything's legal as long as you don't get caught!
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And the walls came down, all the way to hell,
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Never saw them when they're standing, never saw them when they fell. (bridge)
 
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Someplace by Rahway Prison they ran out of gas,
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The undercover cop had cornered them, said "Boy, you didn't think that this could last"
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Jane jumped out of the bed, said "There's someplace I gotta go!"
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She took a gun out of the drawer and said "It's best if you don't know."
 
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The undercover cop was found face down in a field,
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The monkey man was on the river bridge using Tweeter as a shield.
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Jane said to the Monkey Man, "I'm not fooled by Tweeter's curl!
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I knew him long before he ever became a Jersey girl."
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And the walls came down, all the way to hell,
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Never saw them when they're standing, never saw them when they fell. (bridge)
 
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Now the town of Jersey City is quieting down again,
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I'm sitting in a gambling club called the "Lion's Den".
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The TV set been blown up, every bit of it is gone,
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Ever since the nightly news show that the Monkey Man was on.
 
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I guess I'll go to Florida and get myself some sun,
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There ain't no more opportunity here, everything's been done.
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Sometime I think of Tweeter, sometimes I think of Jane,
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Sometimes I don't think about nothing but the Monkey Man.
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And the walls came down, all the way to hell,
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Never saw them when they're standing, never saw them when they fell. (bridge)
And the walls... 
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