Eartha Kitt - Monotonous Lyrics




Everyone gets into a dull routine
If they don't get a chance to change the scene
I could not be wearier
Life could not be drearier
If I lived in Siberia
I'll tell ya what I mean

I met a rather amusing fool
While on my way to Istanbul
He bought me the Black Sea for my swimming pool
Monotonous
For thirty days, salt air I sniffed
While I was shipwrecked and cast adrift
With a man who looked like Montgomery Clift
Monotonous

For what it's worth, throughout the earth
I'm known as femme fatale
But when the yawn comes up like thunder, brother
Take back your Taj Mahal

Jack Fath made a new style for me
I even made Johnny Ray smile for me
A camel once walked a mile for me
Monotonous, monotonous

I could not be wearier
Life could not be drearier
If I lived in Siberia

Traffic has been known to stop for me
Prices even rise and drop for me
Harry S.Truman plays bop for me
Monotonous, monotone-eous

T.S. Elliot writes books for me
King Farouk's on tenterhooks for me
Sherman Billingsley even cooks for me
Monotonous, monotonous

I could not be wearier
Life could not be drearier
If I lived in Siberia

Though I know I've acres of dough
I'm not sure of the amount
It might be exciting some day if I learned to count

Chiang Kai-shek sends me pots of tea
Gaylord Hauser sends me vitamin D
And, furthermore, Ike likes me
Monotonous, monotonous
Monotonous





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  1. imanii moore

    new faces

  2. Joana Gonzalez

    Monotonous means dull and boring..??? Was she ???? I don’t get it
    Which description is it
    First or second Online ?? Both means something neg.

    Melynne Jimenez

    I know I'm a month late and you might have already figured it out, but she was calling the things she was describing monotonous not herself. I hope this helps!

  3. Niki Shavon

    Legend 👑

  4. Karnga Riba

    😍 Feeling me with High Spirit

  5. K Lieis

    Amazing women 😍

  6. Gabriel De Bettin

    VALENTINA YOUR SMILE IS BEAUTIFUL

  7. Renee Xuereb

    She was the highlight of this classic fim!

  8. A Grant-Blackwell Muze

    Ignorant men who are nothing but walking paychecks are BORING!
    Here's the bit that had her censored (Ike Like's Me)
    Chian Kai-Shek sends me pots of tea
    Gaylord Hauser sends me vitamin D
    And, furthermore, Ike likes me
    Monotonous, monotonous
    Monotonous
    she was fired UP. Men who were nothing more than walking paychecks were and are still boring as hell.

  9. John Morris

    Nonpareil! God made one Eartha. and June Carroll and Arthur Siegel ought to take a bow—she for that riotous lyric and he for the tune and perhaps a contribution to the words.

  10. Toussantlbisso

    Mesmerisingly. Awesome !

  11. Eli Cohen

    Madonna ?
    Who’s she ?

  12. Andrew Rudin

    "A camel once walked a mile for me....." LOL.

  13. Ms. Shaky Lady

    She will always be my FAVORITE!!!!!

  14. tamara childress

    Who the HELL captioned this???? This is terrible! Most of the words are WRONG it kinda pissed me off

    adonai yah

    It's auto generated. It was written by an algorithm

    Chauncey Perkins

    I didn't see any captions.

  15. jazzmanzoot

    Eartha Kitt. 5`4" of WOOF ! ! !

    TYLER BOWERS

    I thought she was 5'2?

    Arrana Burden

    You mean 'meow'? (Silly Catwoman reference)

  16. precision Brown

    She's good at what she did but I always found her voice annoying.

    muni ali

    precision Brown your comment is annoying...

  17. Jason Lee

    Sounds like Edith Piath, at the start.

    Saint Allen Austin

    I heard her talk about how much she loved Edith Piaf.

    the my little pony show

    Saint Allen Austin where did you hear her say she was a fan of her?

  18. steve hewitt

    Love it.

  19. Cletus Wombat

    i keep saying this but it has to be done.. this might be the most incredible performance known to man..

  20. Michelle Rose

    The closed captioning on this is incredibly wrong.

    Andrea M Blackwell

    Because she's singing in ENGLISH! LOL

    Alex The Fangirl

    Lol I think it wants to ruin her song.

  21. Faye Ku

    @stickstr8up me, too! Was it too offensive in some way or was she playing in a venue where people wouldn't understand this line or maybe she came up with it later or often sang slightly different versions? DUNNO! Still wondering, does anyone else have an answer?

  22. BLAKPEARL69

    eartha looks great. faces can be purchased on amazon.com.

  23. BLAKPEARL69

    @Animalkisser I was thinking the same thing. the outfit said it all.

  24. VONRITT

    YES, NEW FACES OF 1952, VHS EXISTS

  25. Animalkisser

    I now know where Madonna got her ideas... She should, at least, give some credit to Eartha.

    A Grant-Blackwell Muze

    uh, no. Prince and the Revolution. We were listening to Kitt Essentials from the WOMB!
    I was in the middle of HMS Pinafore (1984 Wichita version) teasing him before he left us.
    My mother looked just liker her.