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Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
Me & My Monkey

(Chrysalis)

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This would 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 of him.

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.

Katrina

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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.

I think, except for the weight gain, Robbie himself, and Sir Elton, realised what he was doing to himself.

Reviewer- Henrico Bekker
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About 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.

Reviewer-
maria do mar

REVIEWS

Albums
2005Intensive Care
2004Greatest Hits
2003Robbie Williams Live at Knebworth
2003Escapology
2003...Me and My Monkey
2001Swing When You're Winning
2000Sing When You're Winning
1998I've Been Expecting You
1997Life Thru A Lens
DVDs
2003The Robbie Williams Show - on DVD
Books
2004Feel
Concerts
2003Knebworth
Singles
2005Tripping
2004Misunderstood
2004Radio
2003Something Beautiful
2003Come Undone
2002Feel
2002The Coppice Charity CD - Rock DJ
2001Something Stupid
2001Eternity/ The Road to Mandalay
2001Let Love Be Your Energy
2000Supreme
2000Kids [duet with Kylie Minogue]
2000Rock DJ
1999She's The One/ It's Only Us
1998Strong
1998No Regrets
1998Millennium
1998Let Me Entertain You
1997Angels
1997South Of The Border
1997Lazy Days
1997Old Before I Die
1996Freedom
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