“Listen to the Band” Lyrics

Hey, hey, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

Play the drum a little bit louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band
Listen to the band

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

Oh, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

Play the drum a little bit louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I just listen to the band
Listen to the band

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

Oh, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
I need help, I’m falling again

Oh, play the drum a little bit louder
Tell me I can live without her
If I only listen to the band
Listen to the band, baby!

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

Awake, man!
Awake, before it’s too late, man!
Oh, there comes a time
When love bangs at your door
And when that time comes
Running, running, and die!

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

Oh, mercy woman
Plays a song and no one listens
Please help me, I’m falling in love again

Play the drum a little bit louder
’Cause we can live without her
If only I’d have listened to the band
Oh, listen to the band

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

Clive Thacker: I don’t believe it!


Sources

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