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Monkey Song and Lesson Plans

Monkey
I Am Bullyproof Music
Individual Song, Lyrics and Lesson Plan Download

With so much focus these days on the problem of external bullying, we sometimes forget to address those pesky deflating worry thoughts and self bullying statements that too often lurk in a students' own head. Worry thoughts can be just as destructive to self esteem as any external bully. In fact, self defeating thoughts can be the meanest bullies of all!  "I'm fat!" "My BFF is being a pill!" "My parents are so unreasonable!" "I'm dumb!" "I can't do this..." Ugh. 

An untamed habitual parade of depressing mindless thoughts can torture a student forever and get in the way of a productive day at school. And also--in the way of a happy life.

Our Monkey tune is all about the "Monkey mind". It makes negative thoughts seem silly and puts the student in charge of their mood once again. Lyrics here empower a student with new wisdom--as most young people don't even realize they can stop to ask themselves "Is this thought I'm thinking really even the truth?"

The Monkey song and lesson plan can lead to fascinating classroom discussions wrapped around policing one's own thoughts. It can also lead to a lot of giggles, as in "Is that real or just one of your monkey thoughts?" when a student is coming from a negative space and needs to be reminded they have personal power.

Monkey is also a great song to sing as a group performance piece at graduations and school events.

Click MP3 Demo to listen to sound clip!

This download includes:

  • Monkey Song (Mp3)
  • Lesson Plan for grades 1-3 (pdf)
  • Lesson Plna for grades 4-8 (pdf)
  • Lyrics (pdf)

Instrumental/Karaoke Version sold separately (select 9286-DIT below)

Got a monkey in my brain, thrives on confusion
He really knows just how to spoil my day 'n fill it with illusion
The little monkey in my mind, he keeps a long long list
Of every failure in my book. I guess he can't resist.

CHORUS:
Got a monkey in my head
Who don't beleive a word that's said
Who's never satisfied 'less I'm blue
He isn't me 'n he sure ain't you
He's just a monkey, he don't know squat
A silly little monkey who just likes to hear himself talk
'N talk 'n talk 'n talk

Got a monkey in my brain leaves me shy 'n scared
So if I ever act insane, well, you gotta kow he's there
Whisperin' things like, "It won't work out"
Just tryin' to get in between us

CHORUS:
Got a monkey in my head
Who's never proved a thing he's said
Who's never ever left me feelin' smart
Who finds it fun to mess around with my heart 
But he's a monkey, he don't know squat
A silly little monkey who just likes to hear himself talk
'N talk 'n talk 'n talk

I try to reason with him just 'bout all the time
Well, he ignores me, he just won't let the day be mine. 

CHORUS: Got a monkey in my head
Won't beleive a word you've said
Who's never ever even held a clue
But now he's toast 'cause I choose you 
Over a monkey who don't know squat
A silly little monkey who just likes to hear himself talk
'N talk 'n talk 'n talk

Got a monkey in my brain, thrives on confusion
He really knows just how to spoil my day, but I mind the intrusion.

 

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