Monkey Man

John C. Wakefield

John C. Wakefield

John C. Wakefield is Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

I ask you a question,
or say what I think.
You don’t give an answer...
don’t respond to my thoughts.
Instead you say “Wow,
you talk like I do...
...that’s funny as hell.”
I’m a monkey on a bike,
wearin’ a hat ‘n a coat.
When I talk like you do,
you just gotta laugh.... you just gotta laugh.
I win in Mahjong,
I drink jaa6 sei3 mei6 (廿四味),
You think it’s not normal...
not how it should be.
And so you say “Wow,
you do what I do...
and that’s funny as well.”
I’m a monkey on a bike,
wearin’ a hat ‘n a coat.
When I do what you do,
you just gotta laugh.... you just gotta laugh.

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