10cc - The Monkey And The Onion Lyrics




See the monkey peel the onion
See the monkey cry
He can feel his tears are flowin'
But he don't know why

He continues peeling faster
'Til the onion is no more
Now at last his cryin's over
But all he had is gone
Whatever for

You and I are always chasing
Wild ambitions and far off dreams
As we run in all directions
Nothing's quite the joy it seems

If I tell you that I love you
Don't ask how much
And don't ask why
Have no doubt and ask no questions
Just believe it's not a lie

Never take my love for granted
But never put it to the test
Like the monkey and his onion
Too much investigation
You know the rest

You and I are always chasing
Wild ambitions and far off dreams
As we run in all directions
Nothing's quite the joy it seems

On that we could be contented
With the good things that we've gained
But in the end we're empty handed
Just because we need the world explained





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10cc The Monkey And The Onion Comments
  1. Martha Young

    Yeah,heartbreaking that only 5,588 views...but that's 5,588 hardcore music lovers! One of the finest 10cc songs in the entire catalog....actually my favorite.

  2. Dans Music

    Really like this song. Whose singing? Graham? Beautifully done.

    10ccFanClub

    Yes it is Graham Gouldman providing the vocals.

    Dans Music

    Thanks for the info. :)

    Dans Music

    Thanks for the reply. Grahams vocals never sounded so sweet. What an amazing talent. I heard he was the fly the ointment that prevented a recent 10cc reunion. If true, I can understand him wanting to keep his current band employed. With their families, that's a lot of mouths to feed. I also heard the original band doesn't get along too well. I always thought they were one of the best bands in the 70s. What a pool of genius. 10cc should be listened to with headphones to get all the great detail of the carefully made recordings.

  3. Jacek Wąsowicz

    amazing. whole record is great btw, too.

  4. Randall Waters

    Maybe I should send this to Cindi. Love this song and her...

  5. rubicon1983

    One comment? How sad. Such an amazing song.

  6. Swedefunkygirl

    Love this <3 !