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Hey, Hey, It's The Monkees
(song breakdown)


The following are lyrics of the songs that were featured on the 1997 ABC special, "Hey, Hey, It's The Monkees".  Some of them you may recognize, some of them you may wonder where you can find the songs.  Those titles that were featured on the 1996 Monkees album, Justus, will be marked with an asterisk (*).  The songs that were on the medley can be found in the Monkees Greatest Hits on Rhino Records. 

You may notice a change in the lyrics than what you are fimilar with.  The changes are probably due to make the songs sound more updated, or to comply with ABC's Standards and Practices.



(Theme From) The Monkees
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Here we come,
Walkin' down the street,
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
And people say we monkey around
But we're too busy singin',
To put anybody down

We go whereever we want to,
And do what we want to do
We don't have time to get restless,
We always have something new

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
You never know where we'll be found,
So you'd better get ready,
We maybe comin' to your town

You and I *
Written by Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones
 

After all the spotlights and the flowers
After all the parties and goodbyes
There was something in the air
Something that we realized
We would always share

It was You and I
You and I

After all the music and the madness
After all the late night fantasies
We knew that we would make it through
There was little in our way
Nothing they could do

'Cause it was you and I and promises not broken
You and I and magic memories
After all was said and done they never understood
How we always made it. We knew we would always would.
'Cause it was you and I
You and I

Now it seems that we are still together
When all the others never made it through
Someday they'll learn our secret way
It isn't such a secret.  It isn't hard to do.

'Cause it's just you and I and promises not broken
You and I and magic memories
After all was said and done they never understood
How we always made it.  We knew we always would.
'Cause it was you and I
You and I
You and I




Circle Sky *
Written by Michael Nesmith

Circle Sky
Telling lies
Raison d'etre
Idol Threat

'Cause it looks like we made it once again
Yes, it looks like we made it once again

Color Sound
Run Aground
Seagull Sails
Holy Grail

'Cause it looks like we made it once again
Yes, it looks like we made it once again

It's a very extraordinary scene
To those who don't understand
But what you have seen you must believe
If you can, If you can

Hamilton
Smiling down
NRG
Falling free

'Cause it looks like we made it once again
Yes, it looks like we made it once again

It's a very extraordinary scene
To those who don't understand
But what you have seen you must believe
If you can, If you can

Circle Sky
Telling lies
Raison d'etre
Idol Threat

'Cause it looks like we made it once again
Yes, it looks like we made it once again

Antartica 
Written by Bill Martin
 

Antartica
Is where I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be, I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be, I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be, I want to be

Antartica
Is where I want to be, I want to be

Regional Girl *
Written by Micky Dolenz

She's a regional girl
Come to the big city
Give it a whirl
She thinks that she can make it
She thinks that she can take it
But I think she's gonna end up makin' burgers in a basement
She's a regional girl

He's a regional guy
Come to the big city give it a try
He wants to be a mover
Yeah, it wants to shake it up
I think he's gonna end up pourin' Pepsi in a cup
'Cause it's a regional lie
It's a regional lie

Mary Mary, Mississippi, Indiana Jones
Did you really think that you could make it on your own?
A singin' Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh
Eddie, Eddie, good and ready, now you've got your chance
Try to keep it out of jam, try to learn how to dance
A singin' Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh

It's a regional lie
The grass is always greener
And the lawyers never lie
You want to hit the big one,
Yeah, you want to strike it rich
I think you're gonna end up bakin' burgers for some witch
'Cause it's a regional lie

Mary Mary, Mississippi, Indiana Jones
Did you really think that you could make it on your own?
A singin' Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh

It's a regional lie
The grass is always greener
And the lawyers never lie
You want to hit the big one
Yeah, you want to strike it rich
I think you're gonna end up bakin' burgers for some witch
'Cause it's a regional lie
It's a regional lie

Monkee Medley

Last Train To Clarksville
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station.
And you can be there by four thirty,
'Cause I made your reservation
Don't be slow, oh no no no!
Oh no no no!

'Cause I'm leavin' in the mornin'
And I must see you again.
We'll have one more night together,
'Till the mornin' brings my train
And I must go, oh no no no!
Oh no no no!
And I don't know if I'm ever comin' home.
 

Daydream Believer
Written by John Stewart

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings.
The six o'clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings, and I rise,
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
The shavin' razor's cold and it stings.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Oh, what can it mean,
To a daydream believer 
and a homecoming queen.

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean,
Oh, what can it mean,
To a daydream believer
and a homecoming queen.


(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

I- I- I- I'm not your steppin' stone
I- I- I- I'm not your steppin' stone

You're tryin' to make your mark on society
You're usin' all the tricks that you used on me
You're reading all them high fashion magazines,
The clothes you're wearin' girl are causin' public scenes!

I- I- I- I'm not your steppin' stone
Not your steppin' stone

I- I- I- I'm not your steppin' stone
Ow, not your steppin' stone!


I'm a Believer

Written by Neil Diamond

I thought love was only true in fairy tales,
Meant for someone else but not for me.
Love was out to get me,
That's the way it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.

Then, I saw her face, now I'm a believer,
without a trace, of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her, if I tried.


Pleasant Valley Sunday

Written by Carole King

The local rock group down the street
is trying hard to learn a song
to serenade the weekend squire,
who just came out to mow his lawn.

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday-ay
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday-ay
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday-ay
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday-ay



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