“Grand Ennui” Lyrics

Well, I was overland tourin’ in my new Ferrari
At just about a hundred and ten
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
And you’re runnin’ from the grand ennui
Yes, you’re runnin’ from the grand ennui”

So 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, oh
I knew I’d lost the light
And I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

Mike: Two tonk ah bonk, the drum break, a-one two.
[break]
Mike: One, two, three.

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 the distant memory
Of the day I lost the light
Movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

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

And as the headlights cast
This glow out on the road
I heard a voice inside of me
And it said, “You lost the light, son
And you’re movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
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.