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Available on the album The Union
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell
Drums and Percussion:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Marc Ribot
Tambourine:Mike Piersante
Keyboards:Keefus Ciancia
Saxophone:Jim Thompson, Joseph Sublett, Thomas Peterson
Backing vocals:Tanya Balam, Bill Cantos, Alfie Silas Durio, Judith Hill, Kellye Huff, Perry Morgan, Tiffany Smith, Rose Stone, Tata Vega, Jean Witherspoon
If you're looking for the glory
You think that you might find
In a bullet-riddled stolen car
On a back road in the pines
If it's round just like a medal
On a tired old man of war
Or hidden like that Burma Star
In my dad's bottom drawer
chorus:
Look at you in your monkey suit
Driving south, nothing left to prove
You come back here in your cowboy boots
Dressed to kill in your monkey suit
Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit
Build your ladder to the moon
Beat on that sacred drum
Trample on the hands of those
That cling to every rung
Every seed you crush beneath
Like stone ground in a mill
You never drew a decent breath
But you're just dressed to kill
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
Every pose you strike, every frame they shoot
Shows you dressed to kill in your monkey suit
© 2010 Mercury Records Limited
Copyright © 2014 David Bodoh