Code Monkey is described as a song for geeks, the success of its creator a fluke. Jonathan Coulton and his fans would argue both counts. This week, Lyrics Undercover isn’t telling the story behind the song. Instead, I’ll be using the song and its writer as an example of how technology has changed the face of music distribution, giving life to artists who otherwise might not have had a shot. Note: Additional amazing orchestral cover of Code Monkey performed by Walt Ribiero. (This is the monthly free episode of Lyrics Undercover, which is included in the Coverville feed. To subscribe, visit