“Forget That Girl” (rejected overdub session vocal) Lyrics

?: Freak out, mother. Freak out.
Peter: Psycho, are you kidding me?
Mike: What do you mean? Are you kidding me? Psychedelic.
Peter: I talked to Cass tonight.
Mike: Did she do that bit?
Peter: No, she didn’t get around to it, but she told me about the time that she was getting off the plane, and you’d had the long discussion about how she wanted to remain anonymous in England?
Mike: Yeah?
Peter: She got off the plane, the photographers swarmed the hell around you, and they left her very hurt and disappointed and alone.
Mike: Well, I don’t think she was hurt and disappointed at that point.
Peter: She said so.
Mike: Oh. Well. Are you kidding me? Heh.
Peter: Psycho jello!
Mike: Psycho jello! Ask her to do that bit! It—she does it better than anybody in the world.
Peter: I will.
[short instrumental]
?: “Let me take you down, ’cause I’m goin’—“
?: Ah, here we go.
Micky: Tonight, [???] presents [???] and his orchestra! [???] asking the musical question.
?: Come on. Let’s go.
?: Does she or doesn’t she?
Micky?: Ready to go?
?: Asking the musical question, danke schoen. Ha ha.
Davy: “My friend”.
Peter: “I’ve been working hard on the chain gang”. Uh!
[???]
Peter: Ah, come on, Micky. Come on.
Micky: That was a good bit.
?: Don’t come in with the clava ’til the first verse.
?: “Forget that girl”.
Micky: “That’s the sound of the men…”
?: There we go.
Micky: “…Working on the gang…”
?: Are you guys ready now?
[laughing]
Peter: Ow! Micky, for the love of Christ!
Micky: I didn’t do that; he did!
?: I did not!
Peter: You were talking and…
?: Shut up, and let’s take this.
?: Get the water. Wipe off that wall.
Peter?: Yeah.
?: There we go.
?: [???] the echo.
Davy: “My friend”. That’s better too.
Mike: One, two, three, four.

Forget that girl
She’ll only make you sad someday
Forget that girl
She’ll never make you happy
Stay away from her, my friend

?: Hank, could you please give us only the, uh, the drum and bass track.
?: Okay.
Davy: “My friend”. That’s better too.
Mike: One, two, three, four.

Forget that girl
She’ll only make you sad someday
Forget that girl
She’ll never make you happy
Stay away from her, my friend
Stay away from her

Forget that girl
She’ll only bring you down again
Forget that girl
She’ll only make you lonely
Stay away from her, my friend
Stay away from her

There was a time when she could really love you
When she was thinking only of you
But now she’s put herself above you
And there’s nothing you can do

Forget that girl
Even though you find it’s hard
Forget that girl
Even though you love her
She’s in love with him, my friend
She’s in love with him
Oh yeah, she’s in love with him

Forget that girl, forget that girl
Forget that girl, forget that girl
Forget that girl, forget that girl
Forget that girl, forget that girl


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 289.