Live Summer Tour (2003) Lyrics

Live Summer Tour album cover
  1. “Intro/Last Train To Clarksville” (Boyce, Hart)
  2. “Valleri” (Boyce, Hart)
  3. “Randy Scouse Git” (Dolenz)
  4. “Mary, Mary” (Nesmith)
  5. “Girl” (Fox, Gimbel)
  6. “Can You Dig It” (Tork)
  7. “Goin’ Down” (Dolenz, Hildebrand, Jones, Nesmith, Tork)
  8. “Daydream Believer” (Stewart)
  9. “I’m a Believer” (Diamond)
  10. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” (Boyce, Hart)
  11. “For Pete’s Sake” (Richards, Tork)
  12. “That Was Then, This Is Now” (Brescia)
  13. “Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”)” (Goffin, King)
  14. “It’s Nice To Be With You” (Goldstein)
  15. “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (Goffin, King)

“Intro/Last Train To Clarksville” Lyrics

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage Micky, Davy, and Peter: The Monkees!

[”(Theme From) The Monkees” plays]

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four-thirty
’Cause I’ve made your reservation
Don’t be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

’Cause I’m leaving in the morning
And I must see you again
We’ll have one more night together
’Til the morning 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

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
We’ll have time for coffee-flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation, oh
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no

[break (di di di)]

Take the last train to Clarksville
Now I must hang up the phone
I can’t hear you in this
Noisy railroad station all alone
I’m feelin’ low
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no
And I don’t know if I’m ever comin’ home
Ah

[break]

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I’ll meet you at the station
You can be here by four-thirty
’Cause I’ve made your reservation
Don’t be slow
Oh, no, no, no
Oh, no, no, no
And I don’t know if I’m ever comin’ home

Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville
The last train to Clarksville
The last train, last train, last train
Take the last train

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“Valleri” Lyrics

Valleri
Valleri

Well, there’s a girl I know
She makes me feel so good
And I wouldn’t live without her
Even if I could

Valleri
I love her
Valleri

Whoa yeah
Come on now
Yeah
Wow!

She’s the same little girl who used to
Hang around my door
But she sure looks different than
The way she looked before

Valleri
I love her
Valleri

[break]

I love her
Valleri
Valleri

Micky: Woo! Way back in 1967, I had the pleasure of going over to England and meeting the members of another group. They were called The Beatles. I wonder what ever happened to them, ha ha. One night they threw us a party. No, I don’t remember much about the party; I’m told I had a great time. But after the party, I wrote this song, and I do remember that… I hope.

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“Randy Scouse Git” Lyrics

She’s a wonderful lady, and she’s mine, all mine
And there doesn’t seem a way that she won’t come and lose my mind
It’s too easy humming songs to a girl in yellow dress
Been a long time since the party, and the room is in a mess

The four kings of E.M.I. are sitting stately on the floor
There are birds out on the sidewalk and a valet at the door
He reminds me of a penguin with few and plastered hair
There’s talcum powder on the letter, and the birthday boy is there

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do
See what I feel when I care?

Now they’ve darkened all the windows, and the seats are naugahyde
I’ve been waiting for an hour, I can’t find a place to hide
The being known as Wonder Girl is speaking, I believe
It’s not easy tryin’ to tell her that I shortly have to leave

Why don’t you be like me?
Why don’t you stop and see?
Why don’t you hate who I hate
Kill who I kill to be free?

Davy: One time!

[break, ad-lib]

Why don’t you cut your hair?
Why don’t you live up there?
Why don’t you do what I do
See what I feel when I care?

(She’s a wonderful lady) Why don’t you be like me?
(And she’s mine all mine) Why don’t you stop and see?
(And there doesn’t seem a way) Why don’t you hate who I hate
(That she won’t come and lose my mind) Kill who I kill to be free?

(It’s too easy humming songs) Why don’t you cut your hair?
(To a girl in yellow dress) Why don’t you live up there?
(It’s been a long time since the party) Why don’t you do what I do
(And the room is in a mess) See what I feel when I care?

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  • 2:13

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“Mary, Mary” Lyrics

Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, Mary, can I go too?
This one thing I will vow ya
I’d rather die than to live without ya
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

Mary, Mary, tell me truly
What did I do to make you leave me?
Whatever it was, I didn’t mean to
You know I never would try and hurt ya
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

What more Mary can I do
To prove my love is truly yours?
I’ve done more now than a clear-thinkin’ man would do

Mary, Mary, it’s not over
Where you go, I will follow
’Til I win your love again
And walk beside you, but until then
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Ah, Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?
Mary, Mary, one, two, a-one two three four
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary, where you goin’ to?

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  • 2:59

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“Girl” Lyrics

Davy: I sang to Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. And I’d sing it to her again if I had to.

Girl, look what you’ve done to me
Me, and my whole world
Girl, you’ve brought the sun to me
With your smile
You did it, girl

I’m telling you, girl
Something unknown to me
Makes you what you are
And what you are
Is all that I want for me
And it’s good to feel that way, girl

Thank you girl, for making the night time nicer
Girl, for making the daytime brighter
Girl, for making a better world for me

I’m telling you, girl
Something unknown to me
Makes you what you are
And what you are
Is all that I want for me
And it’s good to feel that way, girl

Thank you girl, for making the night time nicer
Girl, for making the daytime brighter
Girl, for making a better world for me

Thank you girl, for making the winter warmer
Girl, for making the music softer
Girl, for making a better world for me

Thank you, girl

Peter: Mr. David Jones, ladies and gentlemen!

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  • 2:35

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“Can You Dig It” Lyrics

Something doesn’t change
There is only one
Always changing inside
What does it become?

Can you dig it?
Do you know?
Would you care to let it show?

Those who know it use it
Those who scorn it die
To sing that you can dig it
Is to make your soul to fly to heaven

Can you dig it?
Do you know?
Would you care to let it show?

[break]

Can you dig it?
Do you know?
Would you care to let it show?

[break]

Can you dig it? Oh, oh, oh
Do you know?
Would you care to let it show?

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  • 2:14

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“Goin’ Down” Lyrics

Floatin’ down the river
With a saturated liver
And I wish I could forgive her
But I do believe she meant it
When she told me to forget it
And I bet she will regret it
When they find me in the morning
Wet and drowned
And the word gets ’round
Goin’ down
I’m goin’ down

Comin’ up for air
It’s pretty stuffy under there
I’d like to say I didn’t care
But I forgot to leave a note
And it’s so hard to stay afloat
I’m soakin’ wet without a boat
And I knew I should have taken off my shoes
It’s front page news
Goin’ down
A-goin’ down
Let’s go on down!

[break]

Hep hep, hep hep, hep, hep hep, hep hep
Goin’ down
I’m goin’ down

Wish I looked before I leaped
Didn’t know it was so deep
Been down so far I can’t get wet
I haven’t touched the bottom yet
This river scene is gettin’ old
I’m hungry, sleepy, wet, and cold
Told me to forget it nice
Should have taken her advice
Only want to go on home
I’d gladly leave that girl alone
What a way to spend the night
If I don’t drown, I’ll die of fright
Pappy taught me how to float
Can’t swim a single note
Threw me in to teach me how
I stayed there floatin’ like a mama cow
Now I’ve floated way downstream
Oh, this has to be a dream
Find my way to shore
I’d never, never do this any more
Give you three, been down nine
I’m goin’ down just one more time

[break]

Now the sky is gettin’ light
Everything will be alright
Think I finally got the knack
Floatin’ and lazy on my back
I never really liked that town
Think I’ll ride the river down
Just movin’ slow and floatin’ free
There’s a river swingin’ under me
Wavin’ back to the folks on shore
Should have thought of this before
I’m floatin’ on down to New Orleans
And I’ll pick up on some swingin’ scenes
Find me a better day
But I’ll go down groovin’ all the way
Goin’ down
Goin’ down
Goin’ down
Goin’ down
Ow, back back back back home
Back back back back home
Back back back
I’m goin’ down!

Micky: Take that! Guess I showed them, huh? …What?
Davy, Peter: The ending!
Micky: Oy vey, oy.

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  • 2:57

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“Daydream Believer” Lyrics

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
My shaving razor’s cold, and it stings

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

Well, you once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Well, now you know how happy I can be
And our good times start and end
Without dollar one to spend
But how much, baby, do we really need

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?

Davy: Alright, I’ll tell you what, let’s do it again together. We want everybody singing, okay? Everybody!

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?

Davy: Thanks a lot, everybody, thank you. Thank you very much.

Peter: Ha ha ha ha ha, thank you, thank you, thank you very much! And thanks to our [???] here too!

Davy: Alright!

Peter: So you’re ready for another, are ya?

Micky: You like me, you really, really like me!

Peter: Heh heh, well, some of them do.

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“I’m a Believer” Lyrics

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Ah, love was out to get me (Di di-di, di di)
That’s the way it seemed (Di di-di, di di)
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (Oooh)
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

Well, I thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
Seems the more I gave, the less I got
Ah, what’s the use in tryin’? (Di di-di, di di)
All you get is pain (Di di-di, di di)
When I needed sunshine, I got rain

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (Oooh)
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

[break]

Love was out to get me (Di di-di, di di)
That’s the way it seemed (Di di-di, di di)
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (Oooh)
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried

Yes, I saw her face (I’m a believer)
Now I’m a believer (I’m a believer)
Not a trace (I’m a believer)
Of doubt in my mind (I’m a believer)
I’m a believer, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…
I’m a believer (I’m a believer)
I’m a believer, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…
I’m a believer (I’m a believer)
Then I saw her face
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried, tried, tried

Micky: Thank you!

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  • 3:02

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“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” Lyrics

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (No, not me, girl)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone

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

I said I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (No, not me, girl)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Noooooo)
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone

When I first met you, girl, you didn’t have no shoes
But now you walkin’ ’round like you’re front page news
You’ve been awful careful ’bout the friends you choose
But you won’t find my name in your book of Who’s Who

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (No, not me, girl)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Noooooo)
Not your steppin’ stone
I’m not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone…

Oh no, oh no, I’m not your, not your, not your, not your…
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone…
Oh no, oh no, I’m not your steppin’ stone!

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  • 2:53

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“For Pete’s Sake” Lyrics

Love is understanding
Don’t you know that this is true?
Love is understanding
It’s in everything we do

In this generation (In this generation)
In this lovin’ time (In this lovin’ time)
In this generation
We will make the world shine

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re going to be
And all we have to be is free

[break]

In this generation (In this generation)
In this lovin’ time (In this lovin’ time)
In this generation
We will make the world shine

We were born to love one another
This is something we all need
We were born to love one another
We must be what we’re going to be
And all we have to be is free

[break]

Love is understanding
Don’t you know that this is true, yeah?
Love is understanding
It’s in everything we do

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  • 2:17

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“That Was Then, This Is Now” Lyrics

Micky: A big hit for us back in 1986, “That Was Then, This is Now”!

You always say you like my style (Style, style)
You say I’m tough and kind of wild (Roar!)
Am I too much for you to take?
I swear this time, it’s not a game

I’ve known a lot of girls
No, this I won’t deny
I’ll give our love, I’ll give it more than a try

That was then (That was then), this is now
Let me prove my love, girl
I’ll make you proud
I never made (Never made), this kind of vow
But that was then and this is now

I’ve known a lot of girls
No, this I won’t deny
I’ll give our love, I’ll give it more than a try

That was then (That was then), this is now
Let me prove my love, girl
I’ll make you proud
I never made (Never made), this kind of vow
But that was then and this is now
That was then, this is now
That was then, this is now

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  • 12

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  • 2:41

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“Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”)” Lyrics

My, my, the clock in the sky is pounding away
There’s so much to say
A face, a voice, an overdub has no choice
An image cannot rejoice

Wanting to be
To hear and to see
Crying (Crying) to the sky

But the porpoise is laughing, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Clicks, clacks, riding the backs of giraffes for laughs
Is alright for a while
The ego sings of castles and kings and things
That go with a life of style

Wanting to feel
To know what is real
Living (Living) is a, is a lie

But the porpoise is waiting, goodbye, goodbye…
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…

Listen to the band!

Weren’t they good, they made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Hey, hey, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help I’m fallin’ again

Play the drums a little bit louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band

Listen to the band!

Weren’t they good, they made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Ah, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help I’m fallin’ again

Play the drums a little bit louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band

Listen to the band!

Weren’t they good, they made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Listen to the band!

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  • 13

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  • 3:34

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“It’s Nice To Be With You” Lyrics

Davy: If you know the words, please don’t sing along, ’cause it puts me off, okay?

Hey, look what you have done
Showing me the sun
And now it’s shining though
It’s nice to be with you

Hey, I like the things you say
And I like the way
You do the things you do
It’s so nice to be with you

Each time that I give my heart to someone new
Well, they just turn it blue
But this time (This time), is my time
And my time (My time), is all the time I have to be with you

So please, never go away
Say you’re gonna stay
You’ll make my dreams come true
It’s so nice to be with you

[break]

Each time that I give my heart to someone new
Well, they just turn it blue
But this time (This time), is my time
And my time (My time), is all the time I have to be with you

So please, never go away
Say you’re gonna stay
You’ll make my dreams come true
It’s so nice to be with you
With you
It’s nice to be with you

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  • 14

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  • 2:41

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“Pleasant Valley Sunday” Lyrics

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn

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

See Mrs. Gray, she’s proud today
Because her roses are in bloom
And Mr. Green, he’s so serene
He’s got a T.V. in every room

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don’t understand

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul
And make it hard for me to see (Oh oh oh oh…)
My thoughts all seem to stray
To places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta ta
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta taa
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta ta
Ta ta-ta ta, ta ta-ta taa

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Sunday)
Charcoal burnin’ everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday… Oh, Pleasant Valley Sunday…
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday…Oh, Pleasant Valley Sunday…
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday… Oh, Pleasant Valley Sunday…
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday…

[”I’m A Believer” plays]

[”Theme From The Monkees” plays]

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  • 5:36

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