“Grand Ennui” Lyrics

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?: Ladies and gentlemen, Australian Concert Entertainment proudly presents Michael Nesmith.

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

As the headlights cast
A glow out 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”

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

Then the countess I was with
She bent over with a kiss
And she put her jeweled hand on my knee
I knew I’d lost the light
And I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

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

Yet still at night
I’m haunted by the fright
And the distant memory
Of the day I lost the light
I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui

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I was overland tourin’ in my brand 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 out 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
Oh, oh, runnin’ from the grand ennui
Oh, 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.