Animal Collective
Animal Collective's
Monkey Riches
Album Centipede Hz
Released September 4, 2012
Length 6:46
Label Domino
Producer Ben Allen
New Town Burnout
Monkey Riches
Mercury Man


Lately I need a better plan
I want to get my knees out in the dirt with my hands
Cause I have been a cerebral spouse
now my legs want to go into the emerald house

And I want to look out I don't want to bail out
And I want to help out, I don't want to nod out

I don't want to knock you down

But why am I still looking for a golden age?
You tell me that I ought to have a golden wage
Every time I look up at that blurry sun
All I think about are bodies floating up
Everybody ought to get that special glance
Why does dawn leave everybody home with chance?
It makes me wonder how I even wrote this song
Does this not occur to almost everyone?

I make a monkey retch
I make a monkey rich

Lately I want to be in my heart
But where exactly is my heart and where does it start?
I don't want that Tylenol.
Can I sing and make waves without crushing clams?
I can help the little things but I have big plans
I don't want that Tylenol

I makes a monkey retch
I makes a monkey rich


  • This song was originally known as Knock Me Down.