have to be one of the most deepest songs that paints a picture into the life of
Robbie Williams on cocaine.
Cocaine was Robbie's only friend for a long time.
Robbie being stuck inside his addiction, would play with his heart strings when
it came to Family and friends. He knew that his addiction was eating away at his
closest family and friends, his guilt becoming unbearable. He carried alot of
guilt about the lifestyle on drugs that had lead him down the destuctive path
of his own personal demise. He knew this, But the addiction always got the better
The song is an emotional struggle between Robbie and the monkey.
He knew what was the right thing to do, But found it hard to pull himsself out.
The monkey was Robbie on the cocaine, And Robbie was the inhibitted guilt
ridden Robbie, He finally set the captive free (himself) by killing off his addiction.
(the monkey) now all he needs to do is find the love that he has always desired.
I must say a bit weird at first,
but it grew on me.
Me and My Monkey is really deeper than the average
listener would expect. If they didn’t know about our Robbie’s previous cocaine
problems, they wouldn’t understand the song at all.
As I see it, Robbie
here sings about his “trips” and the world he was living in, packing a gun, on
a short fuse…..etc.
On the Knebworth concert on the big screen there
were images of a monkey, which changed from time to time with a image of Robbie
himself doing bizzare movements like something was bugging him..like an illusion.
We could say Robbie = the Monkey.
People chased him in the
song: the Mexican, which could possibly have been his dealer. He didn’t owe him
money, cause Robbie almost had a million pounds at that stage.
except for the weight gain, Robbie himself, and Sir Elton, realised what he was
doing to himself.
Reviewer- Henrico Bekker
me and my monkey.....first of all i think its the best song ive heard in
all times....its a great song,with cool lyrics.
Rob has an extraordinary
voice with cool variations and i love the trumpets.
About its lyrics...very
original i think, and very simple. It's the story of a guy who goes to Las Vegas
with his monkey...i think the monkey has done something wrong in his past and
now he will pay for it....they enter a world of gambling, prostitution and guns...really
dunno how it ends this story.
Ithink maybe the man and his monkey are
the same person...the monkey is his past...is it or not?
It's cool not
to know the answer...congrats Rob! It's a great song.