Like a Monkey in a Zoo Chords & Lyrics by Daniel Johnston

Like a Monkey in a Zoo

guitar chords lyrics

Daniel Johnston

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Daniel Johnston - Like a Monkey in a Zoo
i'm having trouble finding the Daniel Johnston version for reference so im going
by Kathy McCarty's cover, which i think is in the same key anyway but im not certain.

the main piano tune goes a bit like this (give it a swing):

G D C
E :-----3---2-0-2-3-|-----------------|
B :-----------------|-------1---------|
G :---0-------------|-----0---0-------|

D :-------0-0-------|---2-------2---2-|
A :-----------------|-3-----------3---|
E :-3---------------|-----------------|

the tune's just in the top strings, you can improvise the other part.

G, D, C
I'm chained to the wall.
(C) G, D, C
I have nothin' at all.
(C) G D C
And my eyes look into the sunset thinkin' of better things to do,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, D, C
The days go so slow.
(C) G, D, C
I don't have no friends.
(C) G D C
Except all these people who want me to do tricks for them,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, G7
C, G/B, Am
And it could happen to you.
(Am) G
You could be in my place.
G7 C, G/B, Am
No it wasn't always like this,
(Am) D7
But I never saw it comin'.


G, D, C
I'm so alone,
(C) G, D, C
But this is my home.
(C) G D C
And the bars that surround me keep me from knowin' any better,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, D, C
Throw me a peanut.
(C) G, D, C
Laugh and make jokes.
(C) G D C
But I've had enough of peanuts and I'm ready to choke,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, G7

C, G/B, Am
You come to look at me.
(Am) G
You seem so amused.
G7 C, G/B, Am
But things would look different
(Am) D7
If you were in my shoes.


G, D, C
I know its my fault,
(C) G, D, C
But I want out.
(C) G D C
And when I cry out nobody seems to understand,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, D, C
You say I'm cute.
(C) G, D, C
You don't know how much that hurts.
(C) G D C
You don't know how it feels to live in your own dirt,
(C) G D C
Like a monkey in a zoo.

G, G7

C, G/B, Am
And it could happen to you.
(Am) G
You could be in my place.
G7 C, G/B, Am
Don't let yourself slip.
(Am) D7
Don't keep egg on your face.

G, D, C
I used to be happy.
(C) G, D, C
I can't remember those days.
(C) G D C
But I sold my freedom for free room and board,
(C) G D C G
Like a monkey in a zoo.

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