“Gonna Build A Mountain” Lyrics

I’m gonna build a mountain… from a little hill
I’m gonna build a mountain, least I hope I will

Davy: Where’s the note?

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
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, whoa, 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 the mountain slope
I’m gonna build a daydream, yeah, 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, whoa-oh, to take my place
I’ll leave my son in my heaven on earth with the good Lord’s grace, yeah-ah-ah-ah

Davy: Woo!
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Sources

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