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Dave Matthews Band — Shake Me Like A Monkey
Album: Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux Kin
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:58
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The thing I like about you
The way you which you do
The thing I like about you
God or the Devil, oh, could not have made you up
Two must have worked as one together
So good, just want to eat you up
Nothing like the real thing
Lick your sticky fingers, boy, and sing for your dinner, sing
Come on, pretty baby, make me lose my mind
Everybody get together, gonna make love shine

CHORUS
Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you
When all the darkness falls away?
If you feel the way I feel then I believe we have the answer
That I've been searching for tonight
Love me, baby, love me, baby, shake me like a monkey, baby
I'm forever, I'm yours, yours, yours, yeah
Forever I am

I, I, I can't stop thinking about you
Yeah, yeah, yeah, why would I want to?
I like my coffee with toast and jelly
But I'd rather be licking from your back to your belly
I, I, I, think that I'm going to

CHORUS

Cigarettes and coffee, broken hearts and being lonely
Little girls and ponies are the things that go together
Yes and no, you have to choose, Romeo and Juliet
The hangman and his noose
You and me, we go good together

Kiss, kiss, make a wish
Hope that it comes true
But I ain't waiting for the world to change
Gonna change the world for you

Come on, pretty baby, make you lose your mind
Everybody get together, gonna make love shine

Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you
When all the darkness falls away?
If you feel the way I feel then I believe we have the answer
That I've been searching for tonight
Love me, baby, love me, baby, shake me like a monkey, baby
Forever I'm yours, yours, yours, yeah
Forever I am
Yours, baby
Hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh
Forever I am
Baby
Yeah
Oh, oh
Forever I am

Come on, everybody make me lose my mind
Everybody get together, gonna make love shine
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 Groogrux69 wrote:
I can't stop thinking about you
yeah yeah yeah
why would i want to
I like coffee with toast and jelly
But i'd rather be licking from your back to your belly
I think I'm going to

 
Terrible lyrics.

 Groogrux69 wrote:
I can't stop thinking about you
yeah yeah yeah
why would i want to
I like coffee with toast and jelly
But i'd rather be licking from your back to your belly
I think I'm going to

 
Back in the mid-90s, a friend of mine said that every single Dave Matthews song was about sex, and if I didn't believe him, just listen to the lyrics.

HATE on HATERS...

the rest of us are  —————-> {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}
Where is my check book!
I can't stop thinking about you
yeah yeah yeah
why would i want to
I like coffee with toast and jelly
But i'd rather be licking from your back to your belly
I think I'm going to

I don't get all the DMB put-downs here. This song is a good rocker. Can that drummer roll or what? Those comments about Dave being "an annoying little turd" are really inappropriate. So go listen to the Red Hot Chillie Poopers, but why not lay off the vitriol? Ain't nothing but a song, he isn't trying to steal your wallet. 
It's a monkey parade! What's next? The Stones?
this.
college in virginia, early 90's, dmb put on some great shows.  then it just got LAME.  no thanks.
and this song is just afwul.  {#Cowboy}

 horstman wrote:
I saw Dave and Co in the late 80s when he first came out. It was a great show and my wife and I enjoyed his music, the spirit of the band and audience.

Since that time, he has turned into an annoying little turd.
 


 clyman99 wrote:
Bill have a bad monkey experience?
Play-list: Mark Knopfler - Punish the Monkey, Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey, and Dave Matthews Band - Shake Me Like A Monkey.
 
A great monkey sequence. Makes me go ape :o). Maybe a song from Bonobo after this?

This Monkey song really rocks!  Thanks for a great monkey set.
Great band of musicians. Some of the finest. This song...along with most of Dave Matthews...is extremely annoying. {#Beat}
shaking monkey
 petrfas wrote:
amazing musical work, not absolute fan of DMB, but always want see them life if possible. they really deserve acknowledgement for all the specials their music brings, even if someone doesnt like it it can be inspiring...

  They put on a great show, but I was appalled by the behavior of the audience. Gettin' groovy and cutting loose is cool, but moshing and creating a mob scene? No. People got hurt, had to be rescued by security. Disgusting.


Bill have a bad monkey experience?
Play-list: Mark Knopfler - Punish the Monkey, Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey, and Dave Matthews Band - Shake Me Like A Monkey.

Monkey hater or not great song selection. Punish that Monkey {#Whipit}
This song rocks hard!
What's up next, Mickey's Monkey? As much as I like Smokey Robinson, I hope we get the Mother's Finest version. Don't let our Monkeys down, Bill!
He's trying too hard on this one. Doesn't work. Sorry.
amazing musical work, not absolute fan of DMB, but always want see them life if possible. they really deserve acknowledgement for all the specials their music brings, even if someone doesnt like it it can be inspiring...

You know - I like this one.


More monkey business!
I saw Dave and Co in the late 80s when he first came out. It was a great show and my wife and I enjoyed his music, the spirit of the band and audience.

Since that time, he has turned into an annoying little turd.
Good, but rather tedious.
To Sense Worth: I'm not a huge DMB fan—tho' Stefan Lessard and Carter Beauford are an amazing rhythm section—but I just don't get all the hate here. Gee whiz, folks. If you don't like it, change the channel. That said, I think this album rocked a little harder than his previous efforts if only so they could get the untimely death of LeRoi Moore out of their system. So much of Big Whiskey & The GooGrux King, "GooGrux King" was Moore's nickname, is about him. I think you let people mourn; I think you let them manage their grief—and to our benefit DMB managed its grief by making this remarkable album.
 jimmunn wrote:
Me like!!! Nice energy compared to some of his more recent stuff.{#Bananapiano}
 
For the record, this song IS recent. I'm a big DMB fan but this is by far not my favorite song; however, just heard it live last week and it was amazing.

Reminds me of Word Up.  I'd give it a 1 but I like the Mardi Gras cover.{#Headache}
Yet again RP proves to me that there is an exception to every rule.  I don't feel the need to put on my own music.  This is outstanding, for DMB.

 ick wrote:
It's almost like Dave Matthew's grew a pair...
 
Exactly how I feel ...


8 -> 9
 AliGator wrote:

Because it's irritating?

 
yucky. i rarely rate anything low—but i have to.

I like some DMB, but this sounds conformist, lazy, lame, filling gaps sort of track.


Can we make this a DMB free zone please?  The musicians are talented but he has to be the worst singer period
 Imkirok wrote:
This is the kind of pop crap that I hear when I go into my 14 year old daughter's room.  No thanks.
 
Except, ya know, DMB actually has talent and can play live without a drum track.  
Ew.   Shake him like a monkey.

Seriously, enough of the DMB already. Two songs in a day is too many. Sucko Barfo!
Me like!!! Nice energy compared to some of his more recent stuff.{#Bananapiano}
This is the kind of pop crap that I hear when I go into my 14 year old daughter's room.  No thanks.

I'll shake you like a monkey, by the neck.
Maybe I'll tear your vocal chords out like a chimpanzee. 
It's almost like Dave Matthew's grew a pair...
Choke Me Like A Chicken...

 crockydile wrote:
Why do I find this so irritating? {#Ask}
 
Because it's irritating?

oh dear...{#Eek}

To the rest who never liked DMB but like this song and vice versa, perhaps you can explain what this song is trying to be? There's a whole Vegas vibe happening - a kind of roided up funk that befuddles explanation.  And the words - what is this man singing about? Can someone - anyone suss this out?


Hey...there's that douchebag health insurance broker, rocking out to this tune as he stiffs our department by delaying reimbursements.

Liking "dmb" is like liking the republicans.
Me: *MUTE*

Wife: "You don't like the Dave Mathhews Band?"

Me: "I had no idea who it even was.  I just didn't want to hear another note."
feels like bedspins
 lophrequa wrote:

awesome! thank you Atombender... i just couldn't place it 
  lol!!
I was thinking exactly the same thing.
only DM song I've ever liked I think


 Atombender wrote:


WORD UP!
 
awesome! thank you Atombender... i just couldn't place it 

 vit wrote:
There's this guy who worked at the local store my wife and I used to visit. Nicest guy around. He was about 6' tall but quiet, soft spoken, wouldn't hurt a fly.

We went into the store one day and he looked a little banged up. We asked  him what's up. He had gone to Mexico for some holiday or other and stayed in one of those posh resort hotel things. A guy down the hall had a pet monkey that was apparently going through some hard time with the whole mating thing. This monkey jumped the dude. It started around his face but then landed on the ground and then went for his leg. biting and chewing it began to crawl up.

Well I don't think I've seen such a transformation on somebody's face as he related the end of the story, as he got hold of the monkey finally (around the neck), " ... and I just squeezed ... as hard as I could ..." as he made his hands into claws. Bloodthirsty is how I would describe it, mainly because he wasn't able to finish it.
 

Freud would have had a field day with this post.
 Slipstream wrote:
This is the only DMB tune that I find palatable....
/wonders never cease
 
Ditto, the first of theirs I've ever liked.

 themotion wrote:
This album has had an interesting reverse polarity effect ... Those that didn't care all that much for DMB (like myself), are really digging this album ... Those that are diehard DMB fans, aren't liking this album at all, and are baffled as to why we (previous non-fans) are liking it.
 
SO TRUE. Normally I don't care for Dave Matthews at all but I am really liking this album, this track in particular. It's almost like admitting I like American Idol or something. (shudder)

 derekd wrote:
A little civility please. If you feel so strongly. just vote it down. Oh yah..Say hi to your friend Kanye.
 Alpine wrote:

What the fuck is this shit?!!!!


 
 
There is nothing civil about that song.  I apologize for my sailor talk.

 themotion wrote:
This album has had an interesting reverse polarity effect ... Those that didn't care all that much for DMB (like myself), are really digging this album ... Those that are diehard DMB fans, aren't liking this album at all, and are baffled as to why we (previous non-fans) are liking it.
 
We're not.

 vit wrote:
There's this guy who worked at the local store my wife and I used to visit. Nicest guy around. He was about 6' tall but quiet, soft spoken, wouldn't hurt a fly.

We went into the store one day and he looked a little banged up. We asked  him what's up. He had gone to Mexico for some holiday or other and stayed in one of those posh resort hotel things. A guy down the hall had a pet monkey that was apparently going through some hard time with the whole mating thing. This monkey jumped the dude. It started around his face but then landed on the ground and then went for his leg. biting and chewing it began to crawl up.

Well I don't think I've seen such a transformation on somebody's face as he related the end of the story, as he got hold of the monkey finally (around the neck), " ... and I just squeezed ... as hard as I could ..." as he made his hands into claws. Bloodthirsty is how I would describe it, mainly because he wasn't able to finish it.
 
god I hated that monkey.

A little civility please. If you feel so strongly. just vote it down. Oh yah..Say hi to your friend Kanye.
 Alpine wrote:

What the fuck is this shit?!!!!


 


shouldn't that be 'spank me like a monkey baby'?
Why do I find this so irritating? {#Ask}
Oh yes!! Phat goove.

What the fuck is this shit?!!!!


 themotion wrote:
This album has had an interesting reverse polarity effect ... Those that didn't care all that much for DMB (like myself), are really digging this album ... Those that are diehard DMB fans, aren't liking this album at all, and are baffled as to why we (previous non-fans) are liking it.
  I dont know the album , but for this song you are totally right""


Bill,
Coming after Faith No More's Stripsearch...do you purposely make this DMB's song sound even more trite than it already is?
OH;NO!!!!!!!!!{#Yell}
There's this guy who worked at the local store my wife and I used to visit. Nicest guy around. He was about 6' tall but quiet, soft spoken, wouldn't hurt a fly.

We went into the store one day and he looked a little banged up. We asked  him what's up. He had gone to Mexico for some holiday or other and stayed in one of those posh resort hotel things. A guy down the hall had a pet monkey that was apparently going through some hard time with the whole mating thing. This monkey jumped the dude. It started around his face but then landed on the ground and then went for his leg. biting and chewing it began to crawl up.

Well I don't think I've seen such a transformation on somebody's face as he related the end of the story, as he got hold of the monkey finally (around the neck), " ... and I just squeezed ... as hard as I could ..." as he made his hands into claws. Bloodthirsty is how I would describe it, mainly because he wasn't able to finish it.
This album has had an interesting reverse polarity effect ... Those that didn't care all that much for DMB (like myself), are really digging this album ... Those that are diehard DMB fans, aren't liking this album at all, and are baffled as to why we (previous non-fans) are liking it.
That's really too bad, I really used to like the Dave Matthews Band,

Oh no.....not another Dave Matthews song.
I once spent a week in Florida staying at a friend's beachside hotel on the cheap, and there was a band (made up of several members of the former "Miami Sound Machine") playing at the bar every night, and they played a lot of DMB covers.  The experience was so wonderful that I didn't mind the DMB covers and even began to like a few of them.

That however does nothing for my enjoyment of this song which is incredibly annoying.  Ok so I don't get it — "shake me like a monkey"?  WTF?
This is the only DMB tune that I find palatable....

/wonders never cease

Speaks to me. Dunno why. That's why it's called music.


 rockinmeg wrote:
Love it, love it, love it, this is a fantastic album — way to go DMB
 
{#High-five} They hit a home run with this one!

pretty annoying 
 daigoro wrote:
All DMB and no DMB makes DMB a DMB

No more DMB please.
 

yes.  no thank you on this.  it's okay, but not what i'm needing to get this friday mid-morning kicked off!  i know you have it in you bill!  rock it!
 Atombender wrote:


WORD UP!
 
Even Cameo has to cover his ears when he hears this. 

All DMB and no DMB makes DMB a DMB

No more DMB please.


tight

(that's good)
 Jamunca wrote:
There are four types of people in the world.

1) Those who love DMB
2) Those who hate DMB
3) Those who have never heard of DMB
4) And people who subsist only on Dr. Pepper and Red Vines


Plus:
5) Those who pay little attention to DMB but don't feel it necessary to waste the energy required to hate them.

 rkread wrote:
Gives me a throbbing headache. Please. Cut down on the Dave Matthews Freaky Frenzy music.

{#Beat}

 

agreed, just noise.
 Atombender wrote:


WORD UP!
 
Indeed. And a rather lame ripoff, this. Shame on you, Dave Matthews.  I'd rather stick with the original.

Gives me a throbbing headache. Please. Cut down on the Dave Matthews Freaky Frenzy music.

{#Beat}

Fantastic. Played the hell out of this track already.
These guys have the groove {#Bounce}
Love it, love it, love it, this is a fantastic album — way to go DMB

yeah!
This is their best album in a while. Still, when you listen to it, you get the feeling it's all stuff you've heard before from them.

 erichb wrote:
What is Dave's infatuation with monkeys?
 
Monkeys and death.  Guaranteed to appear 7 times on any DMB album.
 Atombender wrote:


WORD UP!
 
I was hoping I was not the only person who noticed.



This album is growing on me. Didn't much like it at first, but I'm warming up to it as of late.
meh.



WORD UP!
I haven't cared for DMB for a long time (LOVED the first 2 albums).  THIS is unique and unusual and not the same old DMB, so I find it intriguing.  Love a good horn section!

 djblitz wrote:


I did I did!!  She gave me a fist bump and then did the stanky leg.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

HAHAHAHA...thanks, djblitz, for making me laugh during a dull day at the office!
what a tiresome hack!  and my day had been going so well!
{#Yawn}
 ch83575 wrote:
Did he just threaten to lick my butthole?
 
YUP!

"But i'd rather be licking from your back to your belly"

Like him or not ........... he is unusual at times.

{#Doh}

"When it comes to luring chubby chicks back to your room, Dave Matthews Band albums are the greatest thing since ham on a pole."

Not my quote, unfortunately, but no less true for that.
If you play this song every day I might start disliking it :(
Did he just threaten to lick my butthole?
There are four types of people in the world.

1) Those who love DMB
2) Those who hate DMB
3) Those who have never heard of DMB
4) And people who subsist only on Dr. Pepper and Red Vines

 Atombender wrote:
Is it just me or does this contain many elements of "Word Up" from Cameo? {#Stupid}
 
Bill shows us the way again!

I get it Bill .....  word  up!
 I generally like DMB better when they go off in this "rocking out" direction, but it feels like the band phoned this one in. Not diggin it at all.
 Atombender wrote:
Is it just me or does this contain many elements of "Word Up" from Cameo? {#Stupid}
 
OMG! So true! Hahahahahahahaha!
 Atombender wrote:
Is it just me or does this contain many elements of "Word Up" from Cameo? {#Stupid}
 
Dude, totaly thought the same thing!
still dancin with the GrooGrux King
Is it just me or does this contain many elements of "Word Up" from Cameo? {#Stupid}
 Lazy_Lightning wrote:
Definitely better than "Funny The Way It Is", which is as backhanded a compliment as anything could be.

Good groove though, even if it is about 30 seconds too long.
 
30 seconds would still be too long.

Ho hum.  3

What is Dave's infatuation with monkeys?
When I want DMB, this is right in the sweet spot of what I'm looking for.
Oh crap. Another band I have to pretend not to like.

YAY!  New DMB :)
 mandolin wrote:
"Batcave, Alfred speaking..."
 
Hey Alfred, Batman here, Just calling to say I'm loving this new Dave Matthews Band album. Commissioner Gorden loves it too, that man is a freak!! Ha Ha Ha!

Gotta love it:

"I normally dont like DMB, all his stuff makes me think of (frat parties/jocks/drunks in college/etc) but Im really liking his new stuff!"
or
"Im a big DMB fan but this new stuff makes me think of (crazy partying/drunken beach orgies/etc). I dont really like it!"

Poor Dave cant win.

This new stuff rocks.

 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:

Great work! Go tell your mother, she'll care.

 

I did I did!!  She gave me a fist bump and then did the stanky leg.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Phone's ringin' dude....
If I play this loud enough I think it may slide over to 9.
The "disjointedness" is one of the things very cool about it.  It's really not (disjointed).  Such a cool song I think

 xtalman wrote:
I like on first listen, though it comes across as being a bit disjointed.
 

That's exactly what I was thinking — there's no cohesion to hold the song together.
IT WAS ME BILL!
"Batcave, Alfred speaking..."
 OCDHG wrote:
Not a fan of the new Dave.  Like the old stuff, though.  This just sounds like a commercial for overpriced booze to me. 

**Pan away from festive people dancing on the beach—> party lights hanging in a palm tree/logo shot—> Blur focus. Fade out**

 
Oh, great.  Now I'm thirsty.
 
Actually, I'm surprised by how much I'm liking the stuff I've heard off of this new album.  The horns in this are just tasty.