“Grand Ennui” Lyrics

I was overland tourin’ in my new Ferrari
At just about a hundred and ten
I was on my way home from a sophisticated party
Where I got a little drunk on gin

And as the headlights cast
A glow on the road
I heard a voice inside of me
It said, “You lost the light
Now you’re movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Runnin’ from the grand ennui”

Well, I reached in my pocket and I pulled out the omega
That was never one second behind
I knew the horse that I was runnin’ at the southern Talladega
Had won for the twenty-second time

And then the countess I was with
Bent over with a kiss
And put a jeweled hand on my knee
I knew I’d lost the light
And I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

[break]
“Oh my!”

Well, that night passed in a blaze of glory
With the countess and the car, both mine
And each day passes with the same old story
But the countess has a brand new line

Yet still at night
I am haunted by the fright
And distant memory
Of the day I lost the light
Movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui, yeah
Runnin’ from the grand ennui


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 290.
  2. Nevada Fighter & Tantamount to Treason (2001) (CD).