“Jericho” (prev. unissued) Lyrics

?: Make sure you don’t blow your cheeks off.
[Davy plays a French horn]
?: [laughs] Make sure you don’t blow your brains out your ears.
Peter: Yeah, you blow the wind right out your ears if you don’t…
[horn]
?: [laughs] Look at that pose!
[horn]
?: You look like a member of the charmed club in high school trying to—
?: Jericho’s wall…
Micky: That’s what he did, man. Did you hear about Jericho’s wall?
?: Varicose veins.
Micky: He opened up a B-flat valve and blew the seam. It—the horn didn’t knock no wall down. No, it was the seam that blew open, man!
[Peter laughing]
Micky: You never heard about Jericho either, didja? Blew his head off, man, and the wall, the whole thing.
?: RAH-RAH!
Micky: He didn’t, he wasn’t…
Peter: ♪ And the walls come tumbling down… ♪
Micky: He didn’t wanna knock those walls down, man. No, he didn’t wanna knock the walls off, man. He was just doing a peace march around the outside of the city, man. It was just your Sunday peace march…
Peter: ♪ La la la la la la ♪
♪ La la la la la la ♪
♪ La la la la la la ♪
Micky: He was just blowin’ a little tune, doobie doobie doobie, when all of a sudden, this asshole came up, pulled out the valve, and the seam blew the wall down. They wrote a song about it, ever heard it?
Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho ♪
Micky, Peter: ♪ Jericho ♪
Micky: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ♪
♪ And the walls come tumbling down ♪
Micky, Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho ♪
♪ Joshua fit the battle of— ♪
Peter: He’s recording, man.
?: I think I’ve lost control.
Micky, Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho ♪
?: I’ve lost control of The Monkees.
Micky, Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ♪
♪ And the walls come tumbling down ♪
Micky: Hey, hey, hey!
Micky, Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho ♪
♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ♪
♪ And the walls come tumbling down ♪
Peter: ♪ You can talk about your men of Gideon ♪
♪ You can talk about your men of Saul ♪
♪ But there’s none like good old Joshua ♪
♪ At the battle of Jericho ♪
Micky: ♪ Well, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho ♪
♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ♪
♪ And the walls come tumbling down ♪
Peter: ♪ Whoa, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, ah, Jericho, Jericho ♪
Micky, Peter: ♪ Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ♪
♪ And the walls came tumbling down… ♪

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Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 293.
  2. Headquarters (1995) (CD).