The J. Geils Band Monkey Island

No one could explain it

What went on that night

How every living thing

Just dropped out of sight

We watched them take the bodies

And row them back to shore

Nothing like that ever

Happened here before

On the east side of the island

Not too far from the shore

There stood the old house

Of fifty years or more

All the doors and windows

Were locked inside and out

The fate of those trapped in there

Would never be found out

There ain’t no life on Monkey Island

No one cares and no one knows

The moon hangs out on Monkey Island

The night has dealt the final blow

The fish jumped from the water

And started walking home

The birds all started screaming

And dove into the foam

The night came out of nowhere

And then a quiet rain

Footsteps in the darkness

Down a half forgotten road

There ain’t no life on Monkey Island

No one cares and no one knows

The moon hangs out on Monkey Island

The night has dealt the final blow

There ain’t no life on Monkey Island

The night has dealt the final blow

There ain’t no life on Monkey Island

No one cares and no one knows

The moon hangs out on Monkey Island

The night has dealt the final blow

There ain’t no life on Monkey Island

No one cares and no one knows

The moon hangs out on Monkey Island

The night has dealt the final blow