“Gonna Build A Mountain” Lyrics

Mike: And now, here he is, what is considered by some to be the world’s best lookin’ midget, David Thomas Jones, baby!
Davy: Hello.

I’m gonna build a mountain from a little hill
I’m gonna build a mountain, least I hope I will
I’m gonna build a mountain, I’m gonna build it high
I don’t know how I’m gonna do it, only know I’m gonna try

I’m gonna build a daydream from a little hope
I’m gonna push the daydream up that mountain slope
I’m gonna build a daydream, whoa, I’m gonna see it through
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream, gonna make ’em both come true

I’m gonna build a heaven as a world someday
And the Lord sends Gabriel to take me away
Whoa, I want a fine young son to take my place
I’ll leave my son in my heaven on earth with the good Lord’s grace

I’m gonna build a mountain from a little hill
I’m gonna build a mountain, least I hope I will
I’m gonna build a mountain, yeah, I’m gonna see it through
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream, gonna make ’em both come true

I’m gonna build a daydream from a little hope
I’m gonna push the daydream up that mountain slope
I’m gonna build a daydream, whoa, I’m gonna see it through
Gonna build a mountain and a daydream, gonna make ’em both come true

I’m gonna build a heaven and a world someday
And the Lord sends Gabriel to take me away
I want a fine young son to take my place
I’ll leave my son in my heaven on earth with the good Lord’s grace
I want a fine young son, yeah, to take my place
I’ll leave my son in my heaven on earth with the good Lord’s grace, yeah

Davy: Thank you! Thank you very much.
Mike: I wanna tell ya, huh. I wanna tell ya how nice it is to be able to stand in front of an audience and actually hear yourself, thank you very much, you’re very nice, thank you, I really appreciate it. I think it’s the first, I think this is the first night in twenty-two years I’ve ever been able to hear Micky, y’know. It’s really nice. Thank you. Uh, dig… wait, ah-ah, hold it! Hold it. Don’t start, huh. And baby, you oughta see what we’re gonna do next.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 290.
  2. Live 1967 (1987) (CD).