“Grand Ennui” Lyrics

Mike: [???]

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
Yeah, you’re runnin’ from the grand en—“

So I reached into 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

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
Yes, I was runnin’ from the grand en—

[break]

That night passed in a blaze of glory
And the countess and the car were both mine
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 distant memory
The day I lost the light
I was movin’ through the night
Runnin’ from the grand ennui
Yes, I’m a-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.