“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” Lyrics

Davy: Okay, everybody, clap your hands. Stamp your feet. Do anything you want.
Micky: Clap your feet!
Davy: Okay. Come on. Stamp your feet. Clap your hands. Are you ready? Are you ready? One, two, one two three four.

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Ah)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Ah)

When I first met you, girl, you didn’t have no shoes
Now you’re walkin’ ‘round like you’re front page news
You’ve been awful careful ’bout the friends you choose
But you won’t find my name in your book of Who’s Who

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Ah)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Ah) (Everybody!)
Steppin’ stone (We love you!) (Ah-ah-ah-hey!)
Step-step-step-steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone, wah!

(Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

You’re tryin’ to make your mark in society
Usin’ all the tricks that you used on me
You readin’ all them high-fashion magazines
The clothes you’re wearin’, girl, are causin’ public scenes

I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (Ah)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your, yeah (Ah) (Ah-ah-ah)
Not, not, not, not, not your steppin’ stone

Micky: Can you hear me, Hank? This is Micky calling Hank. Micky calling Hank. Can you hear me, Hank? If you can hear me, Hank, I love you. Hank? Chip? This is The Monkees calling Hank. Monkees calling Hank.

Mike: One, two, one two three four.

Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone, babe
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone, hey, hey-hey
Not step-step-steppin’ step-step-step-step-step
Step-step-steppin’ stone
Step-step-steppin’ stone

Davy: Thank you.
Peter: Good night. Thank you.
Micky: Thank you.
Davy: Goodbye.
?: Thank you. Thank you very, very much for coming tonight. Remember KJRB and The Monkees love you. Thank you so much. Bye bye.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 292.