“Listen to the Band” Lyrics

Mike: I don’t play much, but I’ll tell ya, it’s a great pleasure to be able to play with guys of this caliber, and it’s also a lot of fun to uh, be able to play a song like this with ’em. This’ll give ’em all a chance to shine, and I’d like to wish you all a very good night.

Hey, hey, mercy woman
Plays a song and don’t nobody listen
I need help, I’m falling again

Yeah, play this song a little louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band
Listen to the band

Wasn’t that good?
That made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Oh, mercy woman
Plays a song and don’t nobody listen
No, I need help, I’m falling again

Yeah, play the steel a little bit louder, J.D.
And tell me I can live without her
Now that I have listened to the band
Listen to the band

Yeah, mercy woman
Plays a song, but ain’t nobody listenin’
I need help, I’m falling again

Yeah, play the piano a little bit louder
And tell me that I can live without her
If I only listen to the band
Listen to the band

Oh, yeah, mercy
Nobody listenin’
I need help, I’m falling again

Ah, gonna listen to the bass this time
I know I can live without her
If I only listen to the band

Yeah, mercy woman
We gonna play the song, nobody listen
I need help, I’m falling again

Play the drums a little louder, Steven
Tell me I can live without her
Now that I have listened to the band

Weren’t they good?
That made me happy
I think I can make it alone

Yeah, mercy woman
Let’s play, nobody gonna listen to us
I need help, I’m falling again

Play it all louder now
Let ’em know we been here
You listening to the band
Play

Mike: And thus ends the Gretsch concert. Good night, my friends.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 294.