Indigo Girls

rikki's been kicking the gong

lickety split didn't take too long

a junkies sick a monkeys strong

that's what's wrong

well i guess he's been messing around down town

so sad to see the man losing ground

he's winding down behind closed doors

on all fours

mama don't you call him by name

he can't hear you anymore

and even if he seems the same to you

that's a stranger to your door

go on ask him what's he come here for

oh my god a monkey can move a man

send him to hell and home again

with an empty hand in the afternoon

shooting for the moon

he's halfway sick and it's halfway stoney

sure like to quit but he's too far far gone

and they'll wind him down with the methadone

he's all on his own

baby don't you throw your love away

i hate to seem unkind

it's only that i understand the man

that the monkey can leave behind

and i used to think he was a friend of mine


The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met on the playground in grammar school in Decatur, Georgia, USA, and have been playing together since high school.

Their first release in 1985 was a seven-inch single named "Crazy Game", with the B-side "Everybody's Waiting (for Someone to Come Home)". That same year, the Indigo Girls released a six-track Extended play album named "Indigo Girls", and in 1987 released their first full-length album, Strange Fire, recorded at John Keane Studio in Athens, Georgia, and including "Crazy Game". ... Read More