“Midnight Train” (demo version) Lyrics

Micky: Or we could do…
Coco: Micky, just do what they want.
?: Do uh, do both of those again.

Well, I’m an angry man, I sing an angry song
Tell you honey, it won’t be long
Well, I’ll pack my bags, get out of here
With my guitar and a case of beer

Well, I’m goin’ north, and I’m goin’ south
Tell you honey, better shut your mouth
Well, I’ll kick your head from here to hell
You better know I can do it well

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Well, I really don’t know where I’m goin’ for sure
Ain’t got a map, and it ain’t no tour
Just headin’ out for the open sky
Who knows, I might even die

Well, don’t you worry your pretty little head
I never gave a damn what I did or said
That’s why I’m packin’ to leave this place
Can’t stand to look at your cheatin’ face

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Well, you treated me like a little boy
And you played around like I was a toy
Guess you thought I’d have the blues
Look who’s cryin’, guess you lose

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Midnight train, rambling, rambling
All night long, I’m gambling, gambling
Losin’ all my money when it really ain’t so funny, honey
Midnight train, rambling, rambling
All night long, I’m gambling, gambling
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on

Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Losin’ all the money when it really ain’t so funny, hun
Midnight train, ramblin’, ramblin’
All night long, I’m a-gamblin’, gamblin’
Tell you what, baby, well, you better be movin’ on
It’s about that time, better be movin’ on
Get out of here, you better be movin’ on
Well, that’s all she wrote, you better be movin’ on

Missing Links Volume 3 album cover

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Sources

  1. Missing Links Volume 3 (1996) (CD).
  2. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 296.